Israel-Hamas conflict: IDF shares video footage of hostages taken inside Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital

Israel Defense Forces on Sunday (November 19, 2023) released a video which showed hostages being taken to Gaza‘s Al-Shifa hospital following the deadly attack conducted by Hamas on October 7.

Still from the video of hostages being taken inside Al-Shifa hospital. Photo Courtesy: IDF X page

A military spokesman told BBC one of them – a soldier – was murdered there.

Cpl Noa Marciano, 19, was killed after being taken into Al-Shifa Hospital with minor injuries, he said.

Sharing video footage, IDF tweeted: “EXPOSED: This is documentation from Shifa Hospital from the day of the massacre, October 7, 2023, between the hours of 10:42 a.m and 11:01 a.m. in which hostages, a Nepalese civilian and a Thai civilian, were abducted from Israeli territory are seen surrounded by armed Hamas terrorists.”

“One of the hostages is injured and is being carried on a hospital bed and the other is walking,” read the post.

“These findings prove that the Hamas terrorist organization used the Shifa Hospital complex on the day of the October 7 Massacre as terrorist infrastructure,” IDF said.

In another video shared by IDF, the defence force showed its personnel have discovered a tunnel believed to be dug by Hamas operatives underneath the Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza.

Sharing the video, IDF posted on X: “OPERATIONAL UPDATE: IDF and ISA forces revealed a significant 55-meter-long terrorist tunnel, 10 meters underneath the Shifa Hospital complex during an intelligence-based operation.”

“The tunnel entrance contains various defense mechanisms, such as a blast-proof door and a firing hole, in an attempt by Hamas to block Israeli forces from entering,” the army said.

“For weeks we’ve been telling the world about Hamas’ cynical use of the residents of the Gaza and patients of Shifa Hospital as human shields. Here is more proof,” IDF said.