IDF posts footage allegedly showing a rocket failing at the same time hospital was hit
The IDF has posted a video allegedly showing a rocket failing and falling onto Gaza at the same time the al Alhi hospital was hit.
Israel had earlier said it believed the most likely cause of the explosion at the hospital was a rocket fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad misfiring.
IDF says ‘it is clear the hospital was hit by a failed rocket launched by Islamic Jihad’
The IDF says it has confirmed a rocket launched by Islamic Jihad is responsible for the hit on the hospital in Gaza
In a statement the Israeli military claimed that “following an additional review and cross-examination of the operational and intelligence systems, it is clear that the IDF did not strike the hospital in Gaza”.
It added: “The hospital was hit as a result of a failed rocket launched by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organisation.
“The terrorist organisations within the Gaza Strip fire indiscriminately toward Israel.
“Since the beginning of the war, approximately 450 rockets launched toward Israel have fallen within Gaza, endangering and harming the lives of Gazan residents.”