Palestinians claim to ‘discover’ mass grave at Gaza hospital, falsely blame Israel

Hamas officials in Gaza claim to “discover” a mass grave with more than 200 bodies at a hospital in Khan Yunis.

The officials falsely claim the dead were buried in a mass grave by Israeli forces.

Despite the claims, the mass grave was not suddenly “discovered,” as it has been documented that Palestinians buried their dead at the hospital grounds both before and while Israeli troops operated in the area.

Generally, the IDF does not tend to the bodies of slain Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Mahmud Bassal, a spokesman for Gaza’s Hamas-run Civil Defense, tells AFP that “civil defense crews are still recovering bodies from inside Nasser Medical Complex, and since Saturday bodies of nearly 200 martyrs have been retrieved.”

Bassal said several of the recovered bodies had decomposed.

Ismail al-Thawabta, head of the Hamas government media office in Gaza, gave a higher figure of 283 bodies found at the hospital.

“We discovered mass graves inside Nasser Medical Complex” of people killed by “the occupation (Israeli) army,” Thawabta tells AFP.

The IDF had no immediate comment.

Intense fighting raged in mid-February in the area of Nasser hospital and Israeli tanks and armored vehicles surrounded it on March 26. Israel says Hamas uses hospitals as command centers and to hold hostages abducted in the October 7 attack.

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