Hamas used a hospital as Military Outpost.
In a shocking revelation, the director of Kamal Adwan hospital, Ahmed Kahlot, has admitted that the medical facility was used as a military outpost by the militant group Hamas. This disclosure came during an interrogation by Shin Bet, the Israel Security Agency, shedding light on a dark secret that implicates not only Hamas but also raises concerns about the violation of international laws protecting medical facilities during conflicts.
Kahlot, who has been associated with Hamas since 2010, disclosed that the hospital staff, including doctors and nurses, were not only aware of but actively involved in military operations conducted by Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades and Islamic Jihad’s Quds Brigades. While suspicions regarding the hospital’s dual role had been circulating, this admission provides concrete evidence of the extent to which civilian structures were exploited for military purposes.
In a surprising twist, Kahlot did not mince words when expressing his disdain for Hamas leaders. Accusing them of cowardice, he revealed, “The leaders of Hamas are cowards. They left us in the field while they’re hiding in secret places. The people are the ones who pay the price. (…) They destroyed us.” This internal criticism highlights a growing disillusionment within the ranks of Hamas, especially after enduring two and a half months of war.
The admission by Kahlot corroborates long-standing claims by Israel that Hamas exploits hospitals for military purposes. The transformation of a hospital into a military hub not only endangers the lives of the hospital staff but also poses a severe challenge to the sanctity of medical facilities during times of conflict. This revelation reinforces concerns about the use of human shields, as terrorist groups strategically deploy their operations within civilian structures, believing that their humanitarian nature will deter targeted attacks.
The criticism from Kahlot, someone intimately connected with the workings of Hamas, invites reflection on the tactics employed by the terror group. The revelation not only exposes the exploitation of hospitals for military purposes but also underscores the internal strife within Hamas. As the conflict rages on, such revelations might further erode support for the organization, both domestically and on the international stage.
In conclusion, the admission of Hamas’s use of Kamal Adwan hospital for military operations raises serious ethical and legal questions. The exploitation of civilian structures for military purposes not only endangers lives but also challenges the fundamental principles safeguarding humanitarian institutions during times of conflict.