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Surveillance video appears to show failed rocket launch causing Gaza hospital blast

A blast near the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, October 17, 2023. (Via social media, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A blast near the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, October 17, 2023. (Via social media, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Surveillance camera footage shows the moment a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip appears to fall short and explode inside the Palestinian territory.

The video, taken from Netiv Ha’asara, appears to match footage taken by Al Jazeera, which also shows a rocket misfire landing inside Gaza.

Another video, published by Palestinian media outlets, shows the blast at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, which Israel says was caused by a failed Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry disseminated video, including on the official Israel X account, claiming to show an Islamic Jihad rocket falling on the hospital.

It then edited the tweet to remove the video after some people pointed out that it appeared to date 40 minutes following the blast, and also showed one video with a date in the future.

The Foreign Ministry says firmly that “the IDF did not conduct any operations in the area at the time of impact.”

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