Al Jazeera had a webcam up and saw the moment the explosion rocked the hospital. They called out the Islamic Jihad for a failed missile but it was too late. The story that Israel had targeted a hospital was already spreading across the world, inflaming passions and sparking riots directed at US and Israel targets. The fog of war then did its thing. Casualties were declared to be in the high hundreds before anyone could possibly have checked the number.
An Al Jazeera broadcast documented the moment that the Islamic Jihad launched a rocket which misfired and hit a hospital in Gaza, killing hundreds. pic.twitter.com/ypZTdJobzk— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 17, 2023
One minute before a rocket blew up a hospital in Gaza, Hamas announced on Telegram that they were launching their most robust weapons in the arsenal at Haifa.— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.today (@JordanSchachtel) October 17, 2023
No rockets reached Haifa. High probability these hit the hospital and set off secondary explosions within building. pic.twitter.com/xxfmzYxjru
🧵Now that day has broken, and we're getting better evidence, I'm willing to share some PRELIMINARY thoughts on the al-Ahli hospital explosion. The photos of the scene are, to me, not consistent with an airstrike and are not consistent with claims that 500+ people were killed. pic.twitter.com/dzA3Bx71hr— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) October 18, 2023
Footage from Russian TV shows very little interior damage
Full footage from TASS, no impact craters, interior spaces appear to be intact. Injuries from flying glass appear to have occurred. pic.twitter.com/XCP8mG5YGx— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) October 18, 2023
In this thread you will see surveillance camera footage from Netiv Haasara that shows a large barrage of rockets being launched from northern Gaza, followed by a massive blast in the Strip, apparently caused by a failed projectile.
Conclusion:— GeoConfirmed (@GeoConfirmed) October 17, 2023
A missile launched by a Palestinian group exploded mid-air (Reason unknown) and one piece fell on the hospital causing an explosion.
The geolocation and timing of the footage is conclusive.
More information will be added to this thread.