Israel-Gaza war news: Israel says Hamas tunnel leg found at Gaza hospital; a prisoner who was found dead

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Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital continued as the Israel Defense Forces released a photo and video of a rough cavity it said was an “operational tunnel shaft” inside al-Shifa Hospital. The IDF said the discovery confirmed its theory that Hamas had created an underground facility under the medical center, using patients and hospital staff as human shields. The Washington Post confirmed that the alleged tunnel shaft is located inside al-Shifa Hospital, but the Post could not confirm where the opening was or what its purpose would be. The IDF also said it found the body of Yehudit Weiss, one of about 240 hostages believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas, near al-Shifa Hospital. In an interview with CBS on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had “strong indications” that hostages were being held at al-Shifa Hospital, citing that as one reason Israeli soldiers attacked the building. “If they were [there]they were taken out,” he said.

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