The report, which ISRAEL21c is attempting to substantiate through the IDF Spokesman’s Office, reveals that a 16-year-old Hamas assailant is listed in moderate condition at Ashkelon’s Barzilai University Medical Center, and that another Hamas terrorist was admitted to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva.
Sources described the teen as having been captured, unconscious, during a pre-dawn terror attack on July 21 carried out in Israel through one of Hamas’s cross-border tunnels reaching close to Kibbutz Nir Am. He was apparently part of one of two groups of infiltrators, dressed in stolen IDF uniforms, to emerge from the tunnel. The first group killed four Israeli soldiers approaching them in an army vehicle. The second group was fired upon and most of the terrorists were killed.
Nothing is yet known about the second Hamas terrorist reportedly being treated at Soroka. Hamas frequently sends young Gazan teenagers on suicide missions through the tunnels.
Both Barzilai and Soroka are treating many Israeli troops injured in the fighting. Hospital spokespeople deferred journalists’ inquiries regarding the alleged Hamas patients to the IDF. ISRAEL21c will update readers as more facts are confirmed.