The Biden administration has confirmed that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) are using hospitals in the Gaza Strip to support their terror operations. John Kirby from the National Security Council revealed this information while on Air Force One with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. According to Kirby, Hamas and PIJ members are operating a command center from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where they have stored weapons and are prepared to respond to any Israeli military action. This revelation is backed by intelligence obtained by the United States through various sources and methods.
White House Spokesman John Kirby: "Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad use some hospitals in the Gaza Strip, including al-Shifa, and tunnels underneath them, to conceal and to support their military operations, and to hold hostages." pic.twitter.com/rHXLnEB54p
— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) November 14, 2023
The fact that terrorists are using hospitals as bases for their operations is not only alarming, but also a blatant war crime. It is despicable that Hamas and PIJ would put innocent civilians in danger by using such facilities for their nefarious activities. This is further evidence of the depravity of these terrorist organizations and the lengths they will go to in order to carry out their attacks.
The confirmation of Hamas and PIJ’s use of hospitals comes after the IDF discovered a terror tunnel leading from a terrorist leader’s house to the basement of Rantisi Hospital. Inside the hospital, signs of hostages, weapons, and ammunition were found. This discovery serves as a stark reminder of the danger that Hamas and PIJ pose to innocent lives, both within Gaza and across the region.
It is crucial that the international community condemns these terrorist organizations and holds them accountable for their actions. The Biden administration must take a strong stance against Hamas and PIJ, supporting Israel in its efforts to protect its citizens and dismantle these terrorist networks. The safety and security of innocent civilians must always be the top priority, and any country or organization that supports terrorism should face severe consequences.