Is Israel’s attack on Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital a war crime? | Inside Story

For years, Israel has accused Hamas of using the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza as a cover for its military operations. And now, Israeli forces have surrounded and attacked it for days – before launching a raid inside its grounds. They claim to have found what they call 'grab bags' containing weapons and uniforms belonging to Hamas fighters. But what they call evidence doesn't appear convincing. And many fear that with the Israeli military in sole control of the operation, it could fabricate facts to make the world believe its allegations. And isn't attacking hospitals – especially those treating critically ill patients and babies – a war crime as defined under international law? Presenter: James Bays Guests: Erik Fosse, CEO of Norwegian Aid Committee. Worked as a surgeon in Gaza during several wars since 1994. A. Kayum Ahmed, special adviser on the right to health at Human Rights Watch. Thomas Macmanus, Director of the International State Crime Initiative, Queen Mary University of London. Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: Download AJE Mobile App: #Gaza #Israel #OperationSwordsOfIron #IsraelGazaWar #IsraelHamasWar #GazaWar #Hamas #ShifaHospital #Palestine #IsraelWarCrimes
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