As Israel’s raids into Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital proceed, the defence forces on Friday claimed they’d discovered the physique of a hostage, who was kidnapped by Hamas operatives throughout their October 7 assault, close to the hospital.
The hostage, recognized as 65-year-old Yehudit Weiss, “was extracted by Israeli Defence Drive troops from a construction adjoining to Shifa hospital”, a military assertion stated. “Yehudit was murdered by the terrorists within the Gaza Strip and we did not handle to achieve her in time,” IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari stated.
In a put up on X, IDF stated Weiss was a mom to 5 kids and labored at a kindergarten. On October 7, she was kidnapped from her house in South Israel’s Kibbutz Be’eri whereas her husband was killed by Hamas, they stated.
“On October 7, Yehudit was kidnapped by Hamas from her house in Kibbutz Be’eri. Her husband, Shmulik Weiss, was murdered of their house. Yehudit and Shmulik have been mother and father to five kids. IDF troopers recovered her physique from a constructing adjoining to the Shifa Hospital in Gaza earlier immediately,” the put up learn.
The Israeli military additionally claimed to have discovered assault rifles together with AK-47s, RPGs, and different army tools close to Weiss’ physique.
Weiss was one of many 240 hostages taken by Hamas throughout its preliminary assault final month, Israeli officers have claimed. Alternatively, Hamas has accused Israel of killing its personal hostages throughout its relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
A whole bunch of Israeli troopers together with bulldozers lay siege to Al-Shifa hospital on Thursday claiming they’d discovered footage associated to the hostages on the ability’s computer systems. Israeli forces have, for lengthy, claimed Hamas has established a base and secret tunnel beneath the hospital, utilizing it to retailer its ammunitions.
Throughout its operation contained in the hospital, the forces claimed to have found “intelligence supplies together with tools belonging to Hamas” on the Al-Shifa.
No less than 2,300 sufferers, workers, and civilians are contained in the hospital, together with 36 newborns, UN stated. The hospital, which ran out of gas, stated water, electrical energy, and oxygen was reduce off because the Israeli troopers broke into the premises. Within the final week, three untimely infants together with a number of ICU sufferers have died attributable to gas scarcity.