Qatar slams Israeli claim that Hamas uses tunnels under hospital it funded

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Qatar’s ambassador for Gaza reconstruction Mohamed al-Emadi tears into Israel after an IDF spokesperson said that Hamas had dug a tunnel underneath a Qatari-funded hospital in Gaza.

Emadi says the IDF claim is “without concrete evidence or an independent investigation… and a blatant attempt to justify the occupation’s targeting of civilian facilities, including hospitals, schools, gatherings of population and shelters of displaced people.”

Israel and the US assert that Hamas does in fact operate from within or underneath civilian populations and have provided evidence showing as much.

Yesterday, the IDF released photos and video it said shows Hamas operatives emerging from the tunnel opening at the Sheikh Hamad Hospital.

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