MADRID, 15 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has attacked this Tuesday against the Joe Biden Administration, which had asserted that Palestinian militias use hospitals as command posts, and has indicated that these comments give a "green light" to Israel to commit "massacres." brutal attacks" against medical facilities in the Gaza Strip.
"We strongly condemn and reject statements from the Pentagon and the White House endorsing the Zionist occupation's lies about Hamas using hospitals to hide captured occupation soldiers or command and control centers," reads a statement. statement from the armed group published in English.
Likewise, they have stated that "these statements are a green light from the United States" for Israel to "commit more brutal massacres against hospitals with the aim of destroying the health sector and putting pressure" on the Palestinians to "displace them from their land, in application of the plans promoted by neo-Nazis like (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and (Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel) Smotrich."
In addition, Hamas has reiterated its call to the United Nations to form an international committee to review the enclave's hospitals to "determine the falsity of the narrative of the occupying power and its allies in Washington, who bear direct responsibility for the genocidal war in the Gaza Strip".
For its part, Islamic Jihad has "flatly denied the accusations" of the United States Government and has stressed that "it has been proven on several occasions that the US Administration has lied." The group recalled that Biden claimed to have seen verified images of children beheaded by Hamas - later the White House rectified - and blamed the Palestinian militias for the massacre at the Al Ahli hospital, in northern Gaza, where around 500 people.
"They remind us of the lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq," said Islamic Jihad, referring to the invasion of the country by order of the then US president, George W. Bush, under the discourse of the alleged presence of weapons that they endangered the international community, without it being subsequently demonstrated.
These statements come after the spokesman for the United States National Security Council, John Kirby, asserted in a press conference that Hamas and Islamic Jihad have used "some" hospitals in the Gaza Strip, including Al Shifa hospital, and its tunnels as part of its military operations against Israel.
Kirby has indicated that armed groups have established an operations center in Al Shifa, where they have stored weapons and are prepared to respond to an Israeli military operation against their facilities. In this sense, he has made it clear that Washington's position responds to a "variety of intelligence sources." "We have to protect the sources," he stressed, without giving more details on the matter.
"We do not support bombing the hospital from the air and we do not want to see hospital shootings where innocent people are simply seeking the medical care they deserve," he said, adding that "hospitals and patients must be protected." Likewise, he has asserted that although Hamas' actions complicate Israel's military operations on the ground, this does not exempt the Israeli Army from the "responsibility" it has to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip.