Shameful excuses to bomb schools and hospitals. By this logic, virtually all of Israel is a legitimate target because it houses Zionists:
Hamas uses Gaza’s Shifa Hospital as a meeting place and even distributed salaries to their operatives there over the weekend, Public Security Minister and former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head Avi Dichter said Monday morning.
Speaking on Army Radio, Dichter said, “On Saturday, January 10, which is the day salaries are distributed in Gaza, several Hamas commanders who cannot come out of their hiding places were given their salaries at their hiding places.
“But those commanders who can move around Gaza made their way to Shifa Hospital to receive their salaries.”
Regarding Israeli intelligence reports that Hamas’s leadership had taken refuge in the hospital, Dichter said, “Shifa Hospital has long ago ceased to be just a hospital, just as the UNRWA humanitarian and health services in Gaza long ago ceased to be just humanitarian services providing food and medical services.”
“UN schools in Gaza long ago stopped being just schools,” he added. “All these services and places are refuges for Hamas terrorists and commanders.”
Asked why Israel was not acting against Shifa Hospital, Dichter answered that an attack on a hospital could not be carried out “for obvious reasons.”
But other war crimes are just fine.