There is still no explanation why the occupation army deleted a video of X and reposted a shorter edited version the next day.
It has been almost five days since the Israeli military removed a social media post alleging that Hamas used Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital as a command and control center before it was occupied.
The military removed the original post on Wednesday and replaced it with a shorter version. republished with an edit the next day. The Israeli military did not provide any explanation for the removal of the post.
“We’re going to make a one-take video, one take, no editing, of all the evidence that we just found in this al-Shifa hospital building,” army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said at the beginning of both versions of the report. . video.
However, it is clearly visible that the footage was edited into the six minute and 26 second frame of the latest, shorter version of the video.
In the video, Conricus guides viewers through what the Israeli military says is evidence of the presence of Hamas fighters in Gaza’s largest health center, complete with combat equipment and weapons, among other items.
Among the items shown in the video are plastic bags allegedly containing what the military describes as “hospital equipment.”
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However, a detailed analysis of the contents of the plastic bags shows that what the Israeli military called “hospital equipment” are actually bandages and ointments.
Their presence at the hospital, according to the Israeli military spokesman, makes Gaza’s dire need for medical supplies and equipment a fabrication. He also shows viewers a laptop along with some CDs, stating that they contain valuable information.
However, in the new version of the video, the same laptop appears blurry. In the original video you could see its screen in focus, revealing the model of the computer: Lenovo ThinkPad L460, a laptop that comes without a CD reader.
TV reports reveal more problems
Television images published by the BBC and Fox News The journalists, embedded in the Israeli army in Gaza, reveal more inconsistencies and document how the scene at the hospital was apparently altered.
The journalists were escorted to the facility’s MRI room and filmed what they were told was evidence that Hamas fighters had been there.
In their videos, two AK-47 rifles can be seen at the scene, instead of the AK-47 in the original video shared by the Israeli military.
The BBC itself fact checking analysis He also noted that his reporter was only allowed into the scene a few hours after the Israeli army recorded his video, as was evident by the time on the Israeli army spokesperson’s wristwatch.
In a statement reported by Israel’s national media, the military denied claims that it had manipulated the scene in al-Shifa.
“In certain areas, the explosives had to be relocated and managed and the mines and charges had to be removed. Only after that could they be taken back to the same room to be shown to the international media,” he said.
The inconsistencies in the videos raise serious questions about the alleged changes made to the scene. It is vital that these questions be answered as Israel uses the alleged evidence as justification for attacking hospitals in its war against Gaza.
Furthermore, the alleged evidence still falls short of confirming the Israeli military’s claim that there is a Hamas command and control headquarters inside Al-Shifa hospital.