The Israeli Defense Force issued a statement clarifying the circumstances, “From an analysis of the IDF’s operational systems, an enemy rocket barrage was carried out towards Israel, which passed in the vicinity of the hospital, when it was hit.”
The IDF confirmed that the Palestine Islamic Jihad, a Sunni Islamist militant group in Gaza, was responsible for the explosion. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, an IDF spokesman, also validated the investigation’s outcome in a video statement.
“I can confirm that following an analysis of the IDF operational systems indicates that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit,” Hagari said.
I can confirm, that an analysis of the IDF operational systems indicates, that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al-Ahli Al-Mahdi hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit >> pic.twitter.com/OcyuDHJGF8
— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) October 17, 2023
Following the incident, Hamas terrorists and certain leftist media outlets in the U.S. immediately blamed Israel, without evidence, for the explosion, claiming it had resulted in the deaths of over 500 individuals.
In response, the IDF issued a strong rebuke of the mainstream media for not questioning the propaganda of the Hamas terror group.
“Media outlets around the globe were quick to run Hamas’ headlines—without fact checking,” the IDF said on Twitter. “We now know that an Islamic Jihad rocket aimed at Israel misfired and hit the hospital in Gaza.”
Media outlets around the globe were quick to run Hamas’ headlines—without fact checking.
We now know that an Islamic Jihad rocket aimed at Israel misfired and hit the hospital in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/DzJgsbxS4i
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 17, 2023
The IDF also revealed that the Gaza-based terrorist organization, which aims to establish an Islamic state in Israel, has launched numerous rockets toward Israel since the war began on Oct. 7. Approximately 450 rockets have fallen in Gaza, posing a significant threat to the lives of Gazan residents, the Times of Israel reported on Monday.
Several surveillance footage have captured the exact moment and location of the rocket launch from the Gaza Strip, showing its failed trajectory before hitting the hospital. Surprisingly, even Al Jazeera, a well-known media platform supportive of Palestinians and Hamas, corroborated the same through its live stream of Gaza.
The truth about the Gaza Hospital bombing: Hamas launched hundreds of rockets at Israel, and 1 landed on a hospital in Gaza. Watch the footage yourself, supplied by the Hamas-loving Al-Jazeera TV, and ask yourself how many missiles were probably stored in that hospital for the… pic.twitter.com/jBfddYALYH
— Imam of Peace (@Imamofpeace) October 17, 2023
Here’s a thread of geolocators that prove the rocket that blew up the hospital in Gaza today was fired from the Palestinian side at Israel but ended up killing its own people.
Same people who demand to see pictures of beheaded babies from every angle took the word of Hamas. https://t.co/oUy3kxRaah
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 17, 2023