On November 13th, The U.K. Telegraph reported the following:
The IDF said it attempted to supply 300 litres of fuel for “urgent medical purposes” to Shifa hospital in Gaza City, but that Hamas prevented the hospital from receiving it – a charge which Hamas has denied.
Israeli troops said they placed the jerry cans of fuel close to the hospital, as had been coordinated with Shifa hospital officials.
“The IDF received evidence that Hamas officials prevented the hospitals from receiving the fuel,” the forces said.
Hamas denied it had refused 300 litres and said the offer “belittles the pain and suffering of the patients who are trapped inside without water, food, or electricity.”
It comes after three newborn babies died and dozens more were put at risk from a power outage caused by intense fighting nearby.
Late on Sunday, Al-Shifa and Gaza’s second largest hospital said they were suspending operations.
When Hamas decided to put their headquarters in a tunnel network under the hospital, they made the hospital a potential target. the Israeli Defense Forces have done everything they can to spare civilians, but when Hamas blocks fuel from the hospital, Hamas is guilty of war crimes. Civilized nations need to hold them accountable.