This video exposes Israel’s deceptive claim that al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza was being used as a headquarters for Hamas, justifying an attack on the hospital. The evidence presented by Israel was weak, yet it was supported by the US administration and propagandists, resulting in the hospital being repeatedly attacked and left without power. The speaker condemns these actions as war crimes and calls for accountability. They express disappointment at the lack of outrage for Palestinian lives and urge viewers to take action.
In the video, Owen Jones highlights the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) false claim that al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza was the main headquarters for Hamas freedom fighting activities, which was used to justify a devastating attack on the hospital. The IDF released a mocked-up video showcasing tunnels and meeting rooms allegedly belonging to Hamas within the hospital. However, foreign doctors, including Norwegian physician Mads Gilbert, vehemently denied these claims.
Despite the lack of evidence, the US administration under President Joe Biden supported Israel’s narrative, lthough they called it a “node“, not the headquarters. As a result, the hospital was repeatedly attacked and left without power, leading to the deaths of doctors, nurses, patients, and premature babies.
The IDF’s evidence, consisting of amateur footage and a dilapidated bathroom, failed to convince anyone of the hospital’s alleged role. Israel also refused demands for an independent investigation of the tunnels and ultimately destroyed them, preventing further scrutiny. This deception and subsequent war crimes committed by Israeli terrorists expose their disregard for civilian lives and international law.
The Washington Post conducted an investigation and concluded that the evidence fell short of showing that Hamas had been using the hospital as a command and control center. The investigation did not find any immediate evidence of military use by Hamas in the hospital buildings or any connection to the tunnel network.
Owen Jones emphasizes that targeting a hospital full of sick and dying patients was a grave war crime, and criticizes those who justified the assault on the hospital. He also mentions a column in the Washington Post that supported Israel’s claims, and criticizes commentators who moved the goalposts to justify the attack.
The speaker asserts that these actions are war crimes, and calls for holding those who disseminated lies and propaganda accountable. He also expresses shock and disappointment at the lack of outrage towards Palestinian lives and the acceptance of depraved war crimes, stating that he will never view the world the same way again. He emphasizes the need to learn from this lesson and take action.