By Mick Krever, CNN
Israel’s shelling of hospitals in Gaza “needs to be questioned,” Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
“So we are questioning this and we will make all the facts found public,” she said.
The Shuhada Al-Aqsa hospital in central Gaza was hit by shelling, leaving five people dead - one patient and four relatives, the Gaza Health Ministry said.
“We are not trying and we are not punishing the Palestinian people for what Hamas is doing,” Livni said. “We are trying to target these tunnels, the places in which they hide weapons and missiles.”
“The beginning of these tunnels are within the population centers. They [Hamas] are calling the people, their own people, to stay in places in which we call them to leave because we need to target and to act against these tunnels.”
“It's not like the world is [alone in] feeling uncomfortable. We feel uncomfortable as well.”
Hamas on Sunday claimed that it has captured an Israeli soldier; Israel’s U.N. ambassador has denied that report.
Amanpour asked Livni whether the claim was true.
“I cannot refer to this question,” she said. “I cannot answer this question for now. And if Israel had something to say, we would make a public announcement on this as well.”