A Doctor Evacuated from Gaza Denies Allegations of Tunnels under Al-Shifa

A Doctor Evacuated from Gaza Denies Allegations of Tunnels under Al-Shifa

A doctor evacuated from Gaza said there are no tunnels and no military under Al-Shifa

There are no tunnels under Al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip that could be used by fighters of the Palestinian Hamas movement, nor were there any military personnel there, as the Israeli side claimed, Elnajar Ismail, an ambulance doctor from the enclave who arrived at Domodedovo on Monday night on an evacuation flight from Cairo, told reporters.

“They kept saying that there are tunnels in al-Shifa, there are weapons there. There is nothing like that there, I am a worker, I am a doctor. There are only sick people there, there is nobody there. There are only sick people there,” he revealed.

According to him, due to the Israel Defense Forces strikes on social facilities and hospitals in the enclave, the critically ill patients and children suffer first of all, there are no working hospitals left in the sector.

“Children in hospitals have died already, dialysis patients have all died without exception, newborn babies have already died. Doctors are dying, nurses are dying, we have had a bunch of colleagues die. They hit Al-Mamadani hospital, which is a Christian hospital, more than a thousand people died there, all the doctors died. Not a single hospital in our country is working. Here they went into Al-Shifa, they didn’t find anyone there,” he explained.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on November 19 that it had discovered a 55-metre tunnel under Al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip. The day before, the Israeli army had given one hour to fully evacuate the hospital, where, among other things, premature newborn babies are being held in incubators and had to be left behind. According to WHO, more than 300 people remained in the hospital, including 25 staff and 291 patients, including 32 babies in critical condition. It was later reported that more than 30 premature babies who were in incubators were able to be removed from the hospital.

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