Israeli Aircraft Strike Ambulance, IDF Says it was Hamas Ploy

The Israel Defense Forces stated that they targeted and destroyed an ambulance in Gaza, which they claim was transporting troops and supplies for Hamas.

The statement from the IDF’s official English-language Telegram channel:

An IDF aircraft struck an ambulance that was identified by forces as being used by a Hamas terrorist cell in close proximity to their position in the battle zone. A number of Hamas terrorist operatives were killed in the strike. We intend to release additional information. More detailed information was shared with intelligence agencies who we work with. We have information which demonstrates that Hamas’ method of operation is to transfer terror operatives and weapons in ambulances. We emphasize that this area is a battle zone. Civilians in the area are repeatedly called upon to evacuate southwards for their own safety.

Palestinian groups claim the ambulance was evacuating wounded civilians from Israeli airstrikes and is just one of dozens of ambulances targeted since the start of the fighting.

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