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Hamas Did It.
The Al-Ahli Arab Hospital explosion is reported, in the international media, of causing the deaths of anywhere between 200 to 900 people, depending on the source. The average claim is 500 deaths, mostly women and children.
This is what an explosion that killed over 500 people looks like:
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This is the photograph of the alleged airstrike at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza. The hospital is all the buildings with the solar panels on their roofs, that are still intact.
This crater is neither big enough to cause the deaths of hundreds of people, nor does it appear to have done any significant damage to the hospital.
An IDF spokesman claims if Israel had attacked, there would be a crater:
This photograph of the carport shows that the fire was caused by the alleged bomb. You can see the carport in the first photo of the hospital above.
And here is a detail of the carport taken from the inside of the courtyard and parking lot area:
Here is a clip taken from a Democracy Now report of the fire burning in the parking lot.
It is not likely that these burning parked cars injured very many people, unless there were hundreds of people camped out in the parking lot, or people sleeping in the cars, but the above video does not appear to show any bodies at all.
From the Diocese that runs the hospital, we discover that, “Al Ahli Arab Hospital, (The Arab People’s Hospital) offering 80 beds, continues to provide some of the finest medical care available in the region.”
A video of an unidentified doctor posted on social media is circulating where he claims hundreds are dead. Noticeably absent are any signs of blood on his clean doctor’s clothes. The alleged bodies are stored in a tent, not in the hospital.
Another video is circulating, where a group of mostly unidentified doctors hold a press conference surrounded by dead and wounded, again in a tent, and again all the doctors’ uniforms are spotless and clean, after supposedly treating the wounded for hours:
In another clip, the doctor to the right of the large doctor in the above video makes an appeal in English. He identifies himself as Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah, a reconstructive plastic surgeon who volunteers with Medecin Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
He mentions the piles of bodies:
Transcript of his speech:
“ … as a result of the explosion, part of the ceiling of the operating room fell. As I move towards the outside of the operating room, and towards the emergency department, we could see bodies of children piled up, both dead, not moving and wounded. There were several who had been amputated. I tended to a man who had his leg blown off at the thigh. We then carried on trying to resuscitate the patients. When the ambulance came, I decided to help out by carrying one of the wounded, who had a shrapnel in his neck, into the ambulance. As I was walking towards the ambulance, there were parts of, there were body parts everywhere, and there were bodies piled up in the courtyard of the hospital. I then got into the ambulance and escorted the patient back to Shifa Hospital. This morning when I drove into the hospital, I noted how full the hospital courtyard was with families who had sought refuge inside the hospital, thinking it would be a safe haven. It’s these very same families who are now either dead or critically wounded, as a result of this attack. This is a war crime that the world has seen coming. Israel has been warning the entire world that it was going to attack Palestinian hospitals and it did exactly that.”
Dr. Abu-Sittah claims there were bodies piled up inside the hospital, but there is no damage to the hospital.
The Wikipedia article repeats this same theme of “thousands of bodies in the courtyard.”
One photo I found on social media, shows one body, not hundreds, or thousands.
Dr. Abu-Sittah is a big player in the media, giving regular interviews with the western press:
Another clip of the parking lot, emergency crew members wandering around, but no bodies.
Other photos shared in news reports from Associated Press are from Al-Shifa Hospital, and none from Al-Ahli Hospital:
On October 17th, the Diocese of Jerusalem, that runs Al-Ahli Hospital, posted on their website:
The post is accompanied by this photo of approximately 30 bodies:
Three days previous, one of the hospital buildings was hit by rocket fire, and the Diocese of Jerusalem posted on their website as well as on their Facebook page with photos of the damage to the interior of the building. I am unable to locate any photos of any damage done to the interior of the hospital from the October 17th airstrike.
Another video of a burning car in the parking lot. Also no bodies piled up.
These photos posted on Twitter show about 20-30 bodies. This is in the courtyard of the Al-Shifa Hospital, not the Al-Ahli Hospital:
Another video shows the courtyard next to the parking lot, but other than scattered belongings, there does not appear to be any bodies. There is some charred blackened spot on the grass still smoking. There is also a brief shot of the interior of a church where people were staying.
Hamas rockets fired from Gaza on the same night hit a building in Sderot, Israel:
Compare this to the damage done by an Israeli JDAM (made in USA) rocket:
Was this an intentional false flag attack by Hamas? Joe Biden was scheduled to arrive the next day. The USA has deployed a second aircraft carrier, the USS Eisenhower, to act as a deterrent against Iran or Syria getting involved in the conflict.
If the attack was intentional, it could have been done to gain international support for their plight against Israel. Blaming it on Israel makes Israel look very bad.
After 70 years of fighting Israel, it would seem apparent that Hamas learned a thing or two about propaganda and covert false flag operations.
The anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian protests were immediate and dramatic all over the world as my last post covered. If the goal was to garner international sympathy and enrage the Middle East, it would seem the mission is accomplished.
The other possibility is that Hamas did indeed misfire a rocket that hit their own hospital, as the IDF claims. Hamas subsequently scrambled for damage control. It was quick thinking to exaggerate the death toll and use it to their advantage, if that was the case.
The press conference and neatly staged arrangement of bodies around the doctors suggest prior planning. The number of cars on fire may be from an explosive device planted in the parking lot. It seems just a little too convenient that a misfired Hamas rocket landed so neatly in the center of the parking lot, where it would do little damage to the people or to the hospital.
Hamas may have resorted to an act of desperation, because they are being threatened by Israeli tanks and troops invading their land.
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