“IDF rejects Hamas declare it hit hospital, cites secondary blasts from arms stash,” Instances of Israel, December 26, 2020:
The Hamas terror group on Saturday denounced as “barbaric” in a single day strikes by the Israel Protection Forces — in response to rocket hearth from the Gaza Strip — that it stated broken a youngsters’s hospital within the Palestinian enclave.
However the Israeli army flatly denied hitting the hospital, and stated exploding Hamas munitions could have completed so.
The IDF stated it struck three Hamas targets within the predawn hours of Saturday morning, together with a rocket manufacturing website, underground infrastructure and a army publish, after two rockets had been fired from Gaza earlier within the night.
The Ynet information website on Saturday, citing Palestinian sources, reported that the rocket manufacturing unit focused within the strikes was a serious facility for the phobia group, used to enhance the capabilities of its munitions.
Gaza’s Hamas ruler stated in an announcement that the strike on the location, which was additionally positioned subsequent door to a Pepsi manufacturing unit, had broken a close-by youngsters’s hospital and a middle for individuals with particular wants. Medical sources in Gaza stated the strikes “evenly wounded” two civilians, together with a baby.
The Israeli military, nevertheless, insisted on Saturday afternoon that it didn’t strike the hospital.
“Secondary explosions, which had been recognized from the strike on the Hamas rocket manufacturing website, are suspected of inflicting the harm to the close by hospital,” a military assertion stated.
Hamas “intentionally locations army targets on the coronary heart of densely populated areas,” whereas the Israeli military “takes all potential precautions to keep away from harming civilians and civilian buildings,” the assertion added.
On Friday night, two rockets fired from Gaza had been shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. There have been no experiences of accidents or harm….