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Hamas knew Islamic Jihad rocket misfired, decided to hide what happened, inflated number of casualties: IDF

A view of the within of Al-Ahli hospital the place a whole lot of Palestinians have been killed in a blast. REUTERS.

Israel has accused Hamas of purposely deceptive worldwide media shops by claiming a failed rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad was an Israeli airstrike within the Gaza Strip that killed some 500 folks.

In a briefing to worldwide media, IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari learn out a translated transcript of an intercepted name between two Hamas operatives, wherein they have been heard speaking concerning the failed Islamic Jihad rocket that hit the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, following a barrage launched from a cemetery in Gaza.

“According to our intelligence, Hamas checked the reports, understood it was an Islamic Jihad rocket that had misfired, and decided to launch a global media campaign to hide what really happened,” Hagari stated.

“They went as far as to inflate the number of casualties,” the IDF spokesman added.

Hagari additional stated, “Hamas understood with absolute certainty that it was a rocket misfired by Islamic Jihad that broken the hospital.”

He claimed that the rockets have been fired from a cemetery behind the hospital.

Exhibiting an image of the hospital’s scorched parking zone, Hagari stated the injury to the hospital’s parking zone was brought on by the rocket influence and as a result of great amount of rocket gasoline that was nonetheless within the projectile because it fell brief.

Hagari even stated had it been an Israeli airstrike, “we would have seen craters and structural damage to the building, both of which were not identified in this incident.”

Earlier within the day, IDF launched drone footage that it stated proved the blast was not brought on by its ordinance.

The Israeli navy stated if it might have attacked the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital it might have left a crater and never a burning parking zone and shrapnel-pocked roof.

A video was additionally launched by IDF on X, previously Twitter, which confirmed photographs of the parking zone of the Gaza hospital the place the blast struck, resulting in a whole lot of casualties.

The clip confirmed a big hearth brought about within the space because of the blast, however there was no crater.

The Israeli military stated strikes by them typically depart giant holes within the floor.

The drone footage shared by IDF additionally pointed to shrapnel that landed on the roof of the close by buildings, which stay largely intact.

With inputs from businesses

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