The Hamas government media office has issued a statement calling Israel’s raid on Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital a “war crime”, a “moral crime” and a “crime against humanity”.
It said over nine thousand patients, medical staff and displaced civilians were at the hospital when the raid happened under the cover of night.
In a video on X, formerly Twitter, by the Palestinian Information Center, Hamas leader Izzat al-Rishq said Israel attacked a civilian facility, not a military installation
In an earlier statement, Hamas said it was holding Washington and US President Joe Biden responsible for the raid.
Both Israel and the US claim that Hamas – a proscribed terror group in the US, UK and EU – has a command base under Al-Shifa, which Hamas denies.
Recall that Hamas launched an attack on Israel on 7th of October, killing over one thousand people, most of them civilians.
According to the Hamas-run health ministry, Israel launched a retaliatory offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing over eleven thousands people including thousands of children.