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<p> The United States has accused On Wednesday Hamas, based on their own intelligence, used hospitals in the area. Gaza for military operations, and in particular that of al-Chifa, around which fighting rages. </p>
<p>Accusations rejected by Hamas. “These statements give the green light to the Israeli occupation to commit new brutal massacres targeting hospitals, with the aim of destroying the health system in Gaza,” reacted the Palestinian Islamist movement in a press release in English.</p >
<p>Hamas and the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad use “a command and control center from al-Chifa hospital” in Gaza, John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council of the Palestinian Authority, said earlier Tuesday. White House, thus going in the same direction as the Israeli authorities.</p>
<p>“It’s a war crime,” he said in an interview with reporters aboard the plane taking President Joe Biden to California, where he is scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday.</p>
<p>The spokesperson said the two Palestinian Islamist groups were using “some hospitals in the Gaza Strip, including al-Chifa, and the tunnels underneath, to conceal and support their military operations and to hold hostages.”</p>
<p><img decoding=< /p> The al-Chifa hospital © AFP – Sophie RAMIS, Sylvie HUSSON

He assured in particular that these sites were used to store weapons, and specified that this information had been obtained by the States- United themselves.

“We do not support airstrikes on a hospital and we do not want an exchange of fire in a hospital where innocent, destitute, sick people are simply trying to be treated,” he added.

A spokesperson for the US State Department told him that Washington was asking that patients be “evacuated safely” and would be in favor of this. that a third party take charge of these evacuation operations.

Several thousand civilians remained trapped on Tuesday in the al-Chifa hospital, the largest in Gaza, in a situation described as “horrible” by the UN.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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