DOD: Deterrence in Middle East Is Working, Hamas Has Weapons And Hostages Stored In Tunnels Beneath Hospitals In Gaza
"Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad uses some hospitals in the Gaza Strip, including the al-Shifa hospital, as a way to conceal and support their military operations and hold hostages".
Department of Defense: Deterrence in the Middle East is working, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said today. She said the United States wants to see the war between Israel and Hamas contained to Gaza and not expanded to other areas of the region.
As of today, "we have not seen this war spill over into other neighboring countries and into the region," she said.
Iranian-backed groups in Syria and Iraq continue attacks on U.S. troops engaged in the defeat-ISIS mission, she said.