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Al Jazeera Takes Down Video Falsely Alleging IDF Rapes in Shifa Hospital

After a former managing director of Qatari news outlet Al Jazeera took to X Sunday night, March 24, to disavow the network’s false allegation that soldiers from the IDF had raped women during their ongoing operation in Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, video of the woman who made these allegations was removed.

“Hamas investigations revealed that the story of the rape of women in Shifa Hospital was fabricated,” wrote Yasser Abu Hilalah on X. “Of course, the enemy did not hesitate to commit the crime of genocide,” he added.

On Sunday morning, Al Jazeera quoted a woman named Jamila al-Hissi, said to have been trapped in the hospital for six days, as saying that Israeli soldiers there had “raped women, kidnapped women, executed women, and pulled dead bodies from under the rubble to unleash their dogs on them.”

“Is there anything worse than this? Is there anything more horrifying than hearing women call for help, and when we try to reach them to provide assistance, they shoot at us?” al-Hissi had been quoted as saying.

The report quoting al-Hissi was still available on Al Jazeera’s liveblog as of Monday afternoon, but a video of her testimony was apparently removed. (TOI / VFI News)

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