The Israeli military has released footage which it says shows a “55m-long terror tunnel, 10m deep underneath” al-Shifa hospital.
It says the footage “clearly proves that numerous buildings in the hospital’s complex are used by Hamas as cover for terrorist activities.”
Hamas has repeatedly denied these allegations – as have medical staff working at Gaza City’s largest hospital.
At a media briefing, a spokesperson said the IDF had “concrete evidence” Hamas took some hostages to al-Shifa.
Daniel Hagari accused Hamas of murdering 19-year-old Corporal Noa Marciano – a hostage – inside the hospital
Earlier, the Qatari PM said only “very minor” obstacles remain to other Israeli hostages being released.
Michael Herzog, Israel’s ambassador to the US, said he was hopeful that a “significant number” could be released “in the coming days.”
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says 13,000 people have been killed in the territory since Israel began its campaign against Hamas.
Israel began attacking Gaza after Hamas fighters crossed the border on 7 October, killing 1,200 Israelis and taking more than 200 hostage.
The Israeli military shared a video earlier showing, it says, a “55m-long terror tunnel, 10m deep underneath the Shifa hospital”.
It comes after weeks of the IDF accusing Hamas of having some kind of command centre under al-Shifa, Gaza City’s largest hospital, which Hamas denied..