Israel release video they say shows Thai hostage in Shifa hospital
The Israeli army on Sunday released a video showing security camera footage of what they say were the Islamic militants Hamas bringing in hostages from Israel into the Shifa Hospital on the day of the Oct. 7 attack.
The video aired by chief spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari appeared to show a group of men frog-marching an individual into a hospital, to the surprise of medical staff. A second clip showed an injured man on a gurney. Another man nearby, in civilian clothes, had an assault rifle.
Additional bodies that were taken from the Shifa Hospital were one Thai and one Nepali, Israeli Defence Forces spokesman, Daniel Hagari, said during a televised address on Sunday night.
"We've also gathered more intelligence from the (Shifa) hospital, proving that (Corporal) Noa Marciano was not the only hostage taken by Hamas into Shifa Hospital. I will now share concrete evidence of hostages. One from Nepal, one from Thailand, taken from Israel during the Hamas massacre on October 7th," Hagari said.
"The world must remember, that Hamas is holding the elderly, men, women, children, babies, babies hostage. The Israel Defence Forces has a moral obligation to bring everyone, every one of our hostages home. We will not rest until we do. Hamas was hiding and murdering our hostages in Shifa Hospital, and Hamas was building terror tunnels underneath Shifa Hospitals. By now, the truth is clear, Hamas wages war from hospitals, wages terror from hospitals," he added.
Hamas did not immediately comment on Hagari's statements. The Palestinian Islamist group, which runs Gaza, has previously said it took some hostages to hospitals for treatment.
About 240 hostages were taken during Hamas's deadly cross-border rampage into Israel on Oct. 7, which prompted Israel to invade the tiny Palestinian territory to wipe out its ruling Islamist group after several inconclusive wars since 2007.