IDF finds a hostage body and war crime activities at hospital

Nov 16, 2023 10:01 pm | Ticker, Virtual Jerusalem

The Israeli Defense Forces has made a grisly discovery at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza that proves Hamas committed war crimes there. Today the body of kidnapped hostage Yehudit Weiss of Kibbutz Be’eri, abducted after her husband was murdered in the safe room of her home on October 7. The IDF reported that she was alive when brought to the hospital compound and then murdered.

Troops of the 7th Armored Brigade’s 603rd Battalion found Weiss’ body in a building adjacent to the building which also contained Hamas military equipment, including assault rifles and RPGs.

Her remains were returned in a body bag to Israel for forensic analysis and burial. Troops of the 7th Armored Brigade’s 603rd Battalion found the body.

Rumors circulated in Israel about additional body bags recovered but that information has yet to be confirmed by the IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari, though neither was the possibility denied. Concerning the murdered Yehudit Weiss, he lamented regretfully: “We didn’t make it to her in time.”

In addition, a trove of weapons and other military equipment was revealed by the IDF in medical facilities of the hospital, proof of the abuse of the hospital for military use, a war crime. Motorcycles used in the October 7 attacks and massacres were also located in the hospital.

Hundreds of IDF soldiers and special units are scouring the medical compound for additional stores of weapons and access to underground bunkers.

Yehudit, a retiree who worked with kids in the kibbutz kindergarten and in its dining room, suffered from breast cancer. “The IDF sends its heartfelt condolences to the family,” it said in a statement. “The national mission… is to locate the missing and return the hostages home.”

“The IDF is operating alongside and in full coordination with the relevant national and security institutions in order to pursue these tasks. We will not cease from the mission until it will be completed,” the IDF added.