The Israeli Defence Forces on Tuesday claimed that some hostages were held at a children’s hospital in Gaza. Sharing a video on X, the forces said that they had uncovered a command centre with an armoury of weapons including grenades, suicide vests and other explosives stored by Hamas.
The video showed IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari walking around the premises of the hospital.
He showed footage of what appeared to be rudimentary living quarters, including a small kitchen, as well as a nearby tunnel shaft which he said led to the house of a senior Hamas naval commander.
“Hamas took all this area under its control and conducted its war against Israelis from this hospital,” he said.
The video also showed a motorcycle with gunshot marks. The IDF spokesperson said that the bike appeared to have been used to bring hostages to Gaza after the surprise attack on October 7.