The Swiss newspaper Le Tan said that Israel has been publishing regularly since the start of its operation in the vicinity of a hospital Healing In Gaza, pictures and video clips were released with the aim of proving the presence of Hamas in the place, but military analyst Jean-Marc Rikli from the Geneva Center for Security Policy calls for caution and confirms that Israel finds it difficult to persuade, especially in the current climate of suspicion.
Although Israel showed what it said was a video from a surveillance camera in the hospital dating back to October 7, showing members of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitationThey transported two hostages to Al-Shifa, a Nepalese and a Thai, and confirmed that Hamas dug a tunnel 55 meters long and 10 meters deep under the hospital, but this is not evidence.
Jean-Marc Rikli says, “This channel (i.e. the tunnel) remains very mysterious, and the pictures taken by the Israeli army show a tunnel leading to a door, but we do not know what is behind it,” as he put it.
This does not mean that there is nothing under this hospital – as the newspaper says in a report by Alain Jacotier – but “so far we have not seen the command center that the Israelis have been telling us so much about,” and therefore there are only pictures of bags containing assault rifles and grenades on display. Army.
The report added, “In international law, whoever attacks a protected place such as a hospital, under the pretext that the enemy is using it for his operations, must prove that his action is legitimate,” as the expert explains, who estimated that the evidence provided by Israel in Al-Shifa Hospital is not conclusive.
The military analyst believes that Israel did not choose the method of the US Marines’ intervention in 1993 in Mogadishu, when they fought in the city, nor the method of the Russians in destroying Mariupol, but it chose a middle path, which is the tactic of “reverse urban engineering,” freed from the restrictions of city planning through… Destroying buildings to recreate corridors around them, wondering whether this strategy will be effective?
He points out that the challenge facing Israel is to prove the validity of its actions, and that “the more evidence is delayed, the greater the doubts,” and the fate of the prisoners will be affected, especially since the minister Benny Gantz He told their families that Israel “has decades to destroy Hamas but no such time to bring people home.”
Jean-Marc Rikli wondered what Israel would do in the southern Gaza Strip, “after it pushed civilians to take refuge there.” Will it once again push them to take refuge in the north, doing to the south what it did to the north?
He noted that Western support for Israel eroded rapidly because Hamas sought to create a narrative about the disproportionate use of force.