What’s it going to take for the western media to admit that al-Shifa Hospital was, in fact, a Hamas facility?
We already have video showing hostages taken by Hamas during its Oct. 7 atrocities being rushed into the hospital.
And video showing a 55-meter section of tunnel beneath the hospital, fitted with a blast-proof door and a firing hole — right near a shed filled with deadly weaponry.
There’s long-known eyewitness testimony, cited in a 2015 report by Amnesty International (no friend to the Jewish state), in which Palestinian victims of Hamas say specifically that the terror cadre used the hospital for torture, interrogation and detention.
That testimony was all but confirmed in a recent interview with a UK doctor, who said: “When I was first asked to work there, I was told there was a part of the hospital I was not to go near, and if I did, I’d be in danger of being shot.”
Indeed, as Jonathan Schanzer noted at Commentary a month ago, the mainstream-media evidence goes back to 2006.
Yet the refrain still rings out across The New York Times, The Guardian and other legacy outlets: Israel claims. Israel says. Israel accuses.
Funny, we don’t recall this grave, probing skepticism being deployed when Hamas pulled off its great agitprop coup around the Islamic Jihad rocket attack on al-Ahli hospital.