The Israel Defense Forces publishes drone footage that it says proves a deadly blast at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip was not caused by its ordnance, which it says would have left a crater and not a burning parking lot and shrapnel-pocked roofs.
IDF says lack of crater at hospital blast site proves it wasn’t behind strike
The video shows images of the hospital’s parking lot, where the blast struck, causing hundreds of casualties according to Hamas health officials.
The images show that a large fire was caused in the area as a result of the blast, but there is no crater. Israeli strikes generally leave large holes in the ground, the army says.
The drone footage also points to shrapnel that landed on the roof of the nearby buildings, which remain largely intact.
Israel has denied accusations that one of iots airstrikes caused the blast and has instead blamed it on a failed rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
, including an Al Jazeera livestream, have appeared to further back Israel’s claim that a failed rocket caused the blast.