Netanyahu says ‘strong indications’ Israeli hostages were at Al-Shifa

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken to CBS Evening News in the US, telling the channel there were “strong indications” that Israeli hostages were being held at the Al-Shifa hospital and this was “one of the reasons we entered”.

Netanyahu said there were no hostages at the hospital when forces entered the hospital on Wednesday, claiming: “If there were [hostages], they were taken out”

Israel says it has further intelligence about those being held, but Netanyahu said: “the less I say about it, the better”.

Israel has repeatedly accused Hamas of housing a major base underneath the Al-Shifa hospital – which Hamas denies.

Netanyahu did not elaborate on what information Israel had to suggest that hostages were being held at Al-Shifa.

Source: BBC

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