Israel plays a nasty little game where they say that Hamas “terrorists” are hiding in places like hospitals, residential areas, and the like. It is an attempt to justify bombing these places and murdering scores of innocent civilians. This bombing of infrastructure has multiple functions. Not only does it cause death and destruction, it also acts to deter the Palestinians from returning to their home so that the Israel can more easily steal Palestinian land.
On Wednesday, November 15th, the IDF raided Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. According to Al Jazeera, “The facility houses thousands of patients, medical staff and displaced Palestinians who witnesses said are not being allowed to leave.” This raid is taking what is a very stressful situation for the civilians and making it exponentially worse.
While it is not funny what Israel is doing to the Palestinian people, I mean no disrespect to them in my mocking of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) attempts to prove that Hamas was operating inside the hospital. However, as you will see, it is impossible to take the IDF’s claims seriously.
Even mainstream Western media is airing their doubts about the IDF’s claims. An article from the BBC stated:
We have to remember that there is no independent scrutiny inside the hospital; journalists cannot move freely into Gaza, and any who are reporting from the site are working under the aegis of the Israeli military.
The evidence Israel has produced, so far, I do not believe to be convincing in terms of the kind of rhetoric Israelis were using about the set-up at the hospital, which suggested this was a nerve centre for the Hamas operation.
Without further ado I will present some absurd claims from Israel.
While my husband and I were watching two different videos documenting the hospital site inspection, we noticed something. Namely that the alleged Hamas cache of weapons looked different in both videos:
When evidence is so clearly tampered with, why should we trust any of the Israelis’ findings? Why should we believe that they actually found the items in these neatly arranged piles (see image below) and that they weren’t just planted? And even if they weren’t planted, a couple rifles is hardly evidence of a Hamas military headquarters—certainly not enough to justify bombing a hospital. It has also been pointed out that MRI’s have very strong magnets, so not the best place to be storing metal objects. (You can watch the video that the IDF deleted from X (Twitter) here. You can see the Fox video here.)
That tweet from above is the State of Israel’s official account, btw. The third picture from the tweet has a picture of what the IDF is claiming to be Hamas military literature. Are we really supposed to believe that even if Hamas had such material that it would be left lying around for anyone to find it? There are also Qurans on the evidence table. Are the IDF being Islamophobic and saying that having a copy of a Quran is evidence of someone being a terrorist?
I don’t believe that IDF claim because I remember the time that they tried to say there was Hamas literature with “Al-Qaeda” written in English.
Finally, we have the “secret tunnel.” In the following tweet, Syrian Girl illustrates that IDF’s “Hamas tunnel” is nothing more than a water reservoir:
You can again see the red pipe in this footage from NBC:
Israelis act outraged when they are expected to provide proof of their claims, but with all the lying and deceit, no one can be blamed for being skeptical. If there’s any nation with a lengthy track record of deceit, it’s Israel. Furthermore, Jews, if you keep invoking the Holocaust every time someone poses a difficult question, you’re going to weaken people’s belief in it. So go ahead and keep doing that. Keep bringing up the Holocaust to justify the genocide that everyone can see you committing. It will certainly make my job easier.