Red Cross ‘extremely concerned’ as IDF operates in hospital accused of holding Hamas command center

An aerial view shows the compound of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on November 7, 2023. (Bashar Taleb/AFP)
An aerial view shows the compound of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on November 7, 2023. (Bashar Taleb/AFP)

The Red Cross voices alarm over military activities at the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital, which has been entered by Israeli forces and which Israel says holds a Hamas command center — an assertion backed by the United States.

“We are extremely concerned about the impact on sick and wounded people, medical staff, and civilians,” the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says in a statement, insisting “all measures to avoid any consequences on them must be taken.”

The IDF says it is carrying out a “targeted and precise” operation.

Israeli troops have found weapons and Hamas assets inside Shifa Hospital, which indicates the presence of the terror group.

War erupted after Hamas-led terrorists launched a devastating onslaught on October 7, in which they rampaged through southern communities, killing over 1,200 people, mostly civilians butchered in their homes and at a music festival, and kidnapping some 240 people.

The ICRC has not visited any of those hostages in Gaza.

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