NEW YORK (VINnews) — In a major diplomatic blunder which could harm Israel’s claims regarding the use of Shifa hospital as a terrorist center, former prime minister Ehud Barak admitted in a CNN interview that Israel had built the “bunkers” under the Shifa hospital.Join our WhatsApp group
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It seems apparent from the interview that Barak did not realize the difference between a civilian underground development which in English is called a basement, a cellar or an underground extension, and a military structure known as a ‘bunker’. Barak used the latter term in the interview, implying that Israel had developed the subterranean military bases now being used by Hamas in Gaza.
Interviewer Christiane Amanpour was herself stunned at Barak’s revelation, asking him to repeat it again. Barak appeared to be contradicting IDF spokesman Hagari’s contention that the tunnels, with military command centers, had been built by Hamas.
🚨 הדיווח שהכי מפורסם כעת בעולם הערבי, הוא הראיון של ראש ממשלת ישראל לשעבר אהוד ברק לCNN תחת הכותרת: “הבונקרים מתחת לבית החולים שיפא נבנו ע”י יזמים ישראלים במטרה לספק ולהפעיל יותר מקום לבית החולים, כאשר ישראל ניהלה את המקום לפני עשרות שנים.” pic.twitter.com/FeoYGeGfj9
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In the event, Barak’s interview was aired by CNN under the title “The bunkers under Shifa hospital were built by Israeli developers to provide more space for the hospital, when Israel ran the place decades ago.” The Arab countries seized upon Barak’s words to prove that Israel’s claims about a military command center are baseless as the tunnels and other equipment underground were built by Israel.