Hamas and Its Human Shield Strategy Put Palestinians in Danger

Cities across Israel are under rocket attack from Gaza.

Hamas, which controls Gaza, is responsible.  Hamas is also responsible for putting Palestinian residents of Gaza in harm’s way, as Israel tries to stop the rocket attacks, which any country would do if it faced the same situation.

Israel takes unprecedented steps to avoid civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip, while at the same time Hamas takes advantage of the densely populated Gaza Strip and civilian population to protect themselves.  For instance, Hamas stores explosives and weapons in and around schools, mosques, residential homes and other civilian infrastructures.

See for yourself.  These images, taken by the Israel Air Force, show how Hamas positions its rocket launching sites, weapons caches, and command centers in areas surrounded by civilian buildings.

Hamas rocket launching site in Gaza civilian neighborhood. Source: IDF.

Hamas rocket launching site in Gaza civilian neighborhood. Source: IDF.

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