Hamas Knows Israel Protects Civilians – And Takes Advantage

Captured Hamas battle manual. Source: IDF.

Captured Hamas battle manual. Source: IDF.

While condemnation of Israel continues, it’s instructive to stop and take note of a captured Hamas battle manual on “Urban Warfare.”

In a portion entitled “Limiting the Use of Weapons,” the manual explains that:

The soldiers and commanders (of the IDF) must limit their use of weapons and tactics that lead to the harm and unnecessary loss of people and [destruction of] civilian facilities. It is difficult for them to get the most use out of their firearms, especially of supporting fire [e.g. artillery].

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