On October 17, 2023, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the leading Muslim advocacy group in Canada, issued two statements on X, accusing Israel of deliberately targeting a hospital in Gaza, causing the deaths of hundreds.
NCCM’s first statement (2:26 PM · Oct 17, 2023):
This is a horrific war crime.
Our leader must condemn this immediately. @melaniejoly @cafreeland @PierrePoilievre
Hundreds of children who have done nothing wrong have been killed.
This is happening as the world continues to dehumanize and demonize Palestinians in #Gaza and beyond.
No people deserve this. It must be stopped.
It is time for a ceasefire. Our leaders can no longer stay silent.
NCCM’s second statement (3:23 PM · Oct 17, 2023):
What you are watching here is a heinous act of ethnic cleansing by the Israeli military. 500 people killed in a single airstrike on al-Ahli Hospital in #Gaza City. Will every Canadian politician clearly condemn this horrific act of violence? @melaniejoly @cafreeland @PierrePoilievre @theJagmeetSingh @JustinTrudeau
In response to Hamas’ claim about an allegedly Israeli aerial attack targeting the hospital, Israel Defence Forces presented intelligence evidence indicating that the hospital was not damaged, the bombing took place at a parking lot, and it was the result of a misfired rocket launched by Islamic Jihad.
Here are statements made by Israel Defence Forces’ Spokesperson, Daniel Hagari, on this matter.
An analysis of IDF operational systems indicates that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit >>
Intelligence from multiple sources we have in our hands indicates that Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket launch which hit the hospital in Gaza.
I can confirm, that an analysis of the IDF operational systems indicates, that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al-Ahli Al-Mahdi hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit >>
Intelligence from a few sources that we have in our hands indicates that the Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket launch which hit the hospital in Gaza. I repeat, this is the responsibly of Islamic jihad that killed innocents in the hospital in Gaza.
(5 – 6:46 PM · Oct 17, 2023):
Attached is a visual related to the failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad that hit the Al Ahli hospital:
(6 – 1:10 AM · Oct 18, 2023):
A failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization hit the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza City:
Attached is a video from the IAF system that captured the area around the hospital before and after the failed rocket launch by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization:
(7 – 3:18 AM · Oct 18, 2023):
Attached is a recording of a conversation between Hamas operatives regarding the Islamic Jihad failed rocket launch on the hospital on October 17, 2023:
(8 – 3:34 AM · Oct 18, 2023):
Attached is a visual analysis following the IAF’s examination regarding the Islamic Jihad failed rocket launch:
Increase of failed Hamas/PIJ rocket launches inside the Gaza Strip; The Hamas terrorist organization continues to use civilians in the Gaza Strip as human shields and civilian compounds for military purposes >>
Since Hamas’ initial attack on Israel, Hamas has continuously used civilians in the Gaza Strip as human shields, regularly launched barrages of rockets and used civilian compounds for military purposes >>
These rocket launches are carried out from areas adjacent to civilian buildings and compounds such as hospitals, UN schools, mosques, restaurants, diplomatic buildings, and hotels >>
The Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations fire rockets indistinctly at Israeli civilians, these rockets have also been causing harm to civilians in the Gaza Strip >>
Yesterday, there was an increase seen in the number of rockets launched at Israel that fell short and landed in the Gaza Strip >>
Hamas is continuing to use the residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields, and does not hesitate to risk the lives of Gazan civilians to shield their attacks
As of October 18, 2023, 10:55 AM, NCCM has not retracted its statements nor published on X any reference to the official Israeli account.