The bunkers under the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza may have been built by Israeli engineers approximately 50 years ago, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Monday in an interview on CNN.
"It has been known for many years that there are bunkers under Al-Shifa, built by Israeli builders and that they are used as Hamas headquarters. And the intersection of several tunnels is part of this system," Barak said.
On the morning of Oct. 15, the Israeli army raided the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the largest health facility in the region, where thousands of patients and displaced civilians are located.
After the raid, Israel's presentation of rusty weapons and a few cameras, which it claimed to have found in the building instead of tunnels and ammunition caches, as evidence caused criticism.
Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of Oct. 7.
While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 13,000 people, including 5,000 children, and 3,500 women. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.
The administration said the number of missing persons crossed 6,000, with most of them suspected of lying under the rubble of the fallen buildings.
It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.
The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.
In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 52 journalists were killed.
In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.
Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.