The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) published on Monday the video of the interrogation of two terrorists from Hamas in which they explain how they used a ambulance to kidnap foreign workers during the massacre of October 7 and take them to the hospital Al Shifa from Gaza City.
In the video, Adham Hawwaswho introduces himself as a “military police soldier” of Hamas, and Ismail Hawwaswhose position in the organization was “military police and public relations,” detail how they entered Israel and took Thai citizens and a Nepali from the farms hostage. Kibbutz Alumim.
“I crossed the fence through a gap that allowed passage on foot. Then I got into a white Magnum jeep and we headed to the settlement gate, which was closed. We climbed over the fence and entered the farmers’ quarters,” Adham told a Shin Bet interrogator.
“Two people I was with took someone [cautivo] and they went with him. Then, in addition to the two kidnapped, I took another,” he added.
“We put the kidnapped people in the ambulance, where Abu Khaled asked one of the kidnapped people: ‘What is your name? But he didn’t understand what he was asking. The second kidnapper hinted: ‘Thailand?’ and then we realized that they both have the same nationality and most likely are workers [extranjeros]. They told us [los hombres de Hamas] “Let us go with the ambulance to Al Shifa hospital”.
In Shifa, the first kidnapped person entered walking while the second was carried on a stretcher.
Ismail said that operatives of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, was inside the room where the hostages were taken, while two others were outside.
“The first hostage in Shifa was walking standing. The second hostage was being carried on a stretcher. They put the second one in the room, where there was one from Al Qassam outside and two from Al Qassam inside,” he said.
“I only heard one word from the wounded hostage: ‘Thailand. Thailand’. And he stayed silent”he added.
When asked if these men were armed, Ismail replied: “Yes.”.
The story of the Hamas terrorists was confirmed by images from surveillance cameras, released by the Shin Bet, which showed them both in the Kibbutz Alumim and inside the Al Shifa.
Suspicions about Al Shifa
He Al Shifa Hospitallocated in the neighborhood of North Rimal of Gaza City, has 570 beds and is the largest medical center in the Strip. It was built by the British authorities in 1946. In the 1980s, Israel renovated and expanded the Al Shifa as part of an initiative to improve living conditions in Gaza.
In 2009, the Shin Bet reported during that year’s Gaza war (“Operation Cast Lead”) that Hamas operatives were hiding in the hospital, and that The basement had become Hamas headquarters, that seeks to use doctors and patients as human shields.
On November 20, the Shin Bet released images showing how terrorists were hiding inside hospitals and dressing as medical personnel.
Last week, the army confirmed the arrest of the Hospital director, Muhammad Abu Salmiyaarguing that the center, “under his direct management,” it functioned as a Hamas “headquarters.”
In addition to being used to hide Hamas leaders and hostages, Israel accuses the terrorist group of firing rockets, torturing alleged collaborators and hoarding half a million liters of fuel on the hospital grounds.
The Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet They arrested hundreds of members of Hamas during the ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, many of whom participated in the October 7 attacks.