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WSJ: Hamas Uses Shifa Hospital As Safe Place

Wall St. Journal: Gotta wonder how patients feel while Hamas uses hospital as media center.
Israeli docs operate on patients. Not quite the same 'operations' at Gaza hospital

Israeli docs operate on patients. Not quite the same 'operations' at Gaza hospital
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Wall Street Journal’s Nicholas Casey was about to interview a Hamas spokesman in the basement of the Shifa hospital in Gaza. The Hamas spokesman sat proudly on a chair, his dress immaculate and his shoes polished. Behind him a massive poster was set, allegedly of the destruction in Gaza.

Before conducting the interview, Casey took a photo of the setting and tweeted: “You have to wonder w[ith] the shelling how patients at Shifa hospital feel as Hamas uses it as a safe place to see media.”

Casey was relating to Hamas’ use of human shields and their use of mosques, schools, kindergartens, hospitals and homes as a battle ground.

Hamas deliberately uses Palestinian civilians as human shields, and has a long history of doing so. By using human shields, Hamas hopes to achieve two goals: to deter IDF attacks on legitimate military targets, and to exploit any incidental harm that is caused as a result of IDF military activity.

Hamas knows very well that the IDF does everything that it can to avoid civilian casualties. That is why in recent days Hamas issued messages on its television, radio, and social media platforms to ignore the IDF’s warnings of impending strikes and to remain in their homes.

On July 17th a Hamas terrorist in Gaza escaped into an ambulance when an IDF aircraft targeted him. The IDF called off the strike so as to not hit the ambulance. The terrorist was using the ambulance and its staff to protect himself. On that same day, twenty Hamas rockets were found in a school belonging to UNRWA in Gaza. “(The incident) endangered civilians including staff and put at risk UNRWA’s vital mission to assist and protect Palestinian refugees in Gaza,” the UN commented.

Hamas’ use of human shields is a clear and deliberate violation of international law.

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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26 Responses to “WSJ: Hamas Uses Shifa Hospital As Safe Place”

  1. Even now those idiots will say israel is showing wrong photos and millions will support hamas.

  2. Lisa Kamins says:

    not surprising…. this is what Hamas does. Fatah does this too. All the terror organizations do this.

  3. Loren Renee says:

    Are they deaf? We’ve been screaming this for decades.

  4. Isn’t it so obvious and interesting that the leaders of the world are never willing to risk their own lives? I guess martyrdom is only appealing to the great unwashed, not those in power. Only a stupid, barbaric culture could lead to the concept of Jihad. And isn’t it interesting how they seek to destroy the modern Western world while utilizing as much of its’ technology as possible. “I hate the great Satan” they chorus – then they rape their own daughters and send their youngest children to be killed. All while drinking Coke, wearing Levi’s, using computers and cell phones, etc., etc., etc. Idiotic, religious hypocrites.

  5. God Almighty bless, Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu. Israel holds a strong defense with the bravest and best educated soldiers in the world. You defeat your evil enemies and with all your knowledge of living daily with those evil enemies. Save the world from this evilness. Amen

  6. Were they really shocked? What shocks me is that Hamas is killing its own people and hiding behind “civilians”. Every day I have asked on every organization reporting news, how do you distinguish a civilian from a Hamas member?

  7. Paul W. Howe says:

    This is so reprentative of muzzies education everywhere. Manupulated lies. Leave thm long enough & they will kill each other …

  8. Why not? Their goal is to force the Israelies to kill civilians

  9. Surround it, storm it, leave no terrorist alive to even Need a hospital.

  10. Doris Conner says:

    If you are cleaning out a rats nest you don’t leave the babies alive to grow up and plague you.Make it a clean swipe and help the world!

  11. I don’t wish harm on anyone but enough is enough already!!! Hamas needs to be destroyed once and for all!!!

  12. Michael Mark says:

    Amazing-what people do this?

  13. Many Islamic Hate people commenting against Israel. Many threats to security safety. Many Islamic comments starting to demonstrate openly against non muslims. Death to islam. No quarter. No remorse. No tolerance to them for open ideological hate and threat to harm us all non muslim. No acceptance or surrender to islamic people threatening or demanding.

  14. Jack Lincer says:

    SURPRISED?????????? SHOULDN’T BE!!!!!!!!

  15. Jack Lincer says:

    SURPRISED?????????? SHOULDN’T BE!!!!!!!!

  16. Shocked??? Come on!

  17. Only cowards go to places like that to conduct their terror acts.

  18. Only cowards go to places like that to conduct their terror acts.

  19. Paula Martin says:

    But of course… he feels safe there surrounded by civilians! Im guessing the people have not fled the area because their not allowed! That way they can make Israel look bad when innocent people are killed…

  20. Paula Martin says:

    But of course… he feels safe there surrounded by civilians! Im guessing the people have not fled the area because their not allowed! That way they can make Israel look bad when innocent people are killed…

  21. Paula Martin says:

    But of course… he feels safe there surrounded by civilians! Im guessing the people have not fled the area because their not allowed! That way they can make Israel look bad when innocent people are killed…

  22. You wrong, their goal is kill and destroy Jews and Israel!
    But I have news for you:

    NOBODY IS GOING TO DESTROY ISRAEL!!!! (I’m saying this Soooo loud)

  23. Well said. Thanks.

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