CCTV shows Israeli spec ops team dressed as Muslim women and sporting fake beards storm


An Israeli spec ops unit – disguised as Muslim women and sporting fake beards – have been seen in CCTV footage storming a West Bank hospital this morning where they shot dead three Palestinians accused of plotting an October 7-style attack.

The undercover IDF soldiers entered the hospital and ‘neutralised’ the trio who the army said belonged to a Hamas ‘terrorist cell’.

Israel accused one of them of planning an imminent attack inspired by Hamas’s October 7 onslaught, and the other two of involvement in recent violence. 

One of the three men was undergoing treatment at the facility for a paralysed leg, the hospital said. It appears from photographs of the aftermath that one of the men was shot in a hospital bed, while the other two were shot on makeshift beds. 

CCTV circulating online appeared to show around a dozen undercover troops, including three in women’s clothing and two dressed as medical staff, advancing through a corridor of Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin with assault rifles.

Israeli authorities confirmed the commando operation, and Israel’s police minister shared the clip on social media.

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CCTV footage has shown an undercover Israeli spec ops team - disguised as Muslim women and sporting fake beards (pictured) - storming a West Bank hospital where they shot dead three Palestinians accused of planning an October 7-style attack

CCTV footage has shown an undercover Israeli spec ops team – disguised as Muslim women and sporting fake beards (pictured) – storming a West Bank hospital where they shot dead three Palestinians accused of planning an October 7-style attack

The IDF soldiers entered the hospital on Tuesday morning and 'neutralised' the trio who the army said belonged to a Hamas 'terrorist cell'

The IDF soldiers entered the hospital on Tuesday morning and ‘neutralised’ the trio who the army said belonged to a Hamas ‘terrorist cell’

The video, also shared online by the Palestinian Quds News Network, showed a hospital corridor as several armed men and women in civilian and medical clothing advanced with large military rifles raised. One, a man wearing maroon scrubs, is seen carrying a wheelchair under his left arm, a rifle in his right. 

An initial trio were then followed by a larger unit, some of whom are seen detaining a man who is kneeling on the floor, who has his hands on his head against a wall.

More soldiers appear through the doors at one end of the corridor that can be seen in the video, and begin setting up a perimeter, their guns primed on the entrances. 

In total, at least 12 armed undercover soldiers are seen passing through the corridor in the short, minute-long clip. By the end of the footage, only the man kneeling against the wall is left in the corridor.

The army said troops ‘neutralised’ the three men who were hiding in the hospital in the north of the West Bank. The time stamp on the CCTV footage displayed the date as January 30 2024 at around 5am local time.

Pictures from inside the hospital following the operation showed a hospital bed covered in blood, with a bullet hole in the pillow. 

Others showed the bodies of three men in the hospital’s morgue. 

‘This morning three young men were martyred by the bullets of the occupation (Israeli) forces, who stormed the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin and shot them,’ the Palestinian health ministry in Ramallah said.

Hospital director Naji Nazzal told AFP that ‘a group of Israeli forces entered the facility undercover and assassinated the men’. 

They used weapons fitted with silencers, he said.

Pictured: A bullet hole is pictured on a pillow covered in blood on a hospital bed at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on January 30, 2024

Pictured: A bullet hole is pictured on a pillow covered in blood on a hospital bed at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on January 30, 2024 

The Israeli military identified one of the three as a Hamas member who, it said, planned an ‘attack inspired by the October 7 massacre’. 

Hamas launched a surprise raid into southern Israel on October 7 which triggered Israel’s assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and sparked a surge of violence in the West Bank, another territory where Palestinians seek statehood. 

The Hamas attack killed around 1,200 people into southern Israel and also saw 253 people dragged back into Gaza by the gunmen.

Since then, more than 26,000 people have been killed in Gaza in Israel’s assault on the coastal strip, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. 

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa named the three men as Muhammad Jalamnah, Muhammad Ayman Ghazawi and Basel Ayman Ghazawi.

‘The operation was carried out at the hospital’s rehabilitation ward where Basel Ghazawi had been undergoing treatment,’ its director said.

The Israeli army charged that Jalamnah was a ‘Hamas terrorist’ hiding in the hospital, who had contacts with Hamas headquarters abroad and was planning ‘a raid attack inspired by the October 7th massacre’.

Two other ‘terrorists who were hiding inside the hospital were ‘neutralised’ along with him, the IDF said.

Jalamnah was involved in ‘significant terrorist activity’ and was known for distributing weapons and ammunition for use in shootings, the army added.

GRAPHIC WARNING: The bodies of three men lie in the morgue following a raid carried out by Israeli forces inside the Ibn Sina Hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin, January 30 2024

People mourn next to a body inside a hospital morgue following a raid carried out by Israeli forces inside the Ibn Sina medical facility in the West Bank city of Jenin, 30 January 2024

People mourn next to a body inside a hospital morgue following a raid carried out by Israeli forces inside the Ibn Sina medical facility in the West Bank city of Jenin, 30 January 2024

Blood stains are splattered on a wall and cover the floor by discarded shoes and clogs next to a chair at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on January 30, 2024

Blood stains are splattered on a wall and cover the floor by discarded shoes and clogs next to a chair at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on January 30, 2024

A man stands in a blood-stained room following a raid carried out by Israeli forces inside the Ibn Sina Hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin, January 30

A man stands in a blood-stained room following a raid carried out by Israeli forces inside the Ibn Sina Hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin, January 30

A medic stands outside the door of a ward at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on January 30, 2024

A medic stands outside the door of a ward at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on January 30, 2024

‘Jalamnah planned to carry out a terror attack in the immediate future and used the hospital as a hiding place and therefore was neutralised.’

Brothers Muhammad Ayman Ghazawi and Basel Ayman Ghazawi were a member of the Hamas-allied Islamic Jihad and a member of a group of Jenin-based gunmen, the Israeli military statement said. 

Islamic Jihad claimed the pair and confirmed they were brothers. Ibn Sina said one of the brothers had been receiving treatment for an injury that paralysed his legs. 

Both had been involved in recent attacks, the IDF said. 

Israel has long accused Hamas of using Gaza’s hospitals to hide men and weapons in underground tunnels and using Palestinians as human shields. 

Hamas rejects the charge.

‘This is another example of the cynical use of civilian areas and hospitals as shelters and human shields by terrorist organisations,’ the Israeli military said.

Beneath Gaza’s cities lies a vast network of tunnels built by Hamas, which extend for hundreds of miles into almost every area of the now shattered enclave.

Some entrance shafts are hidden among what remains of the city’s multi-storey buildings, ravaged by Israeli air strikes. 

Others are concealed in sandy dunes or in private homes.

A smoke plume erupts during Israeli bombardment over Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 30, 2024 amid on-going battles between Israeli forces and Hamas

A smoke plume erupts during Israeli bombardment over Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 30, 2024 amid on-going battles between Israeli forces and Hamas

Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip are seen rising into the sky as displaced Palestinians walk near the Palestinian-Egyptian border in Rafah camp, southern Gaza Strip, January 29

Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip are seen rising into the sky as displaced Palestinians walk near the Palestinian-Egyptian border in Rafah camp, southern Gaza Strip, January 29

On Monday, Israel launched an assault on the Hamas-ruled enclave’s biggest city.

Residents of Gaza City said air strikes killed and wounded many people, while tanks shelled eastern areas and naval vessels fired at western beachfront areas.

Hamas on Monday fired its first volley of rockets for weeks into Israeli cities, proving it still had the capability to launch them after nearly four months of war.

The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said on Tuesday that Israel killed 215 Palestinians and wounded 300 others in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

Israel said late last year it had largely completed operations in northern Gaza and has recently aimed the brunt of its might at southern Gaza. 

But the renewed push in Gaza City, where residents reported fierce gun battles near the main Al-Shifa Hospital, suggested that the war was not going to plan.

Hamas militants crossed in southern Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 Israelis and taking 253 hostages. More than 100 hostages remain captive.

The Gaza health ministry said on Tuesday that 26,637 Palestinians have been killed and at least 65,000 others wounded by Israeli military strikes since then.

Israel says its forces have killed around 9,000 Palestinian combatants in Gaza, and that 221 of its soldiers have died in the fighting.

Hamas reiterated on Monday that Israel must halt its Gaza offensive and withdraw from the enclave before more hostages are freed.

Israel says it will fight until Hamas is eradicated.

Meanwhile, the United States vowed to take ‘all necessary actions’ to defend American forces after a drone attack killed three US troops in Jordan on Sunday.

Displaced Palestinian children play near the Palestinian-Egyptian border in Rafah camp, southern Gaza Strip, January 29 2024

Displaced Palestinian children play near the Palestinian-Egyptian border in Rafah camp, southern Gaza Strip, January 29 2024

Qatar said it hoped US retaliation would not damage regional security or undercut progress toward a new Gaza hostage-release deal.

Sunday’s attack by Iran-backed militants was the first deadly strike against US troops since the Israel-Hamas war erupted in October and marks a major escalation in tensions that have engulfed the Middle East.

White House National Security spokesman John Kirby said on Monday the United States did not want a wider war with Iran or in the region, ‘but we got to do what we have to do.’

Iran has denied any role. Biden has previously ordered retaliatory attacks on Iran-backed groups but has so far stopped short of hitting Iran directly.



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