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    And there's this analysis:

    Terrorists are 28.48% more likely to be killed in Gaza than civilians

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Terrorists are 28.48% more likely to be killed in Gaza than civilians

    Here is a statistical analysis by Ilya Zhorov on Facebook, translated via Yenta Press (by "Enrico the Sailor's girlfriend) in the comments here:

    Lately I’ve encountered many who claim that the IDF is attacking Palestinians “indiscriminately”. Watching Al Jazeera one can see that the majority of those who were killed in Gaza were young men. This does not go hand in hand with the claim that the killing is random, considering Gaza’s demographics.

    With that in mind, yours truly decided to carry out some simple calculations in order to test the claim that the IDF kills combatants and civilians indiscriminately.

    First, let us look at the size of the population in Gaza, which is estimated at 1,805,000 (based on the 2010 census + extrapolated population growth).

    The size of the various armed organizations in the Gaza strip is estimated at 25,000. This is also the figure the Hamas boasts (the Zionists have larger estimates, but why trust them?)

    Therefore the number of uninvolved civilians in Gaza is 1,780,000.

    At this point, according to the press, the number of Palestinian casualties in Gaza is 572, with 28% being combatants and 72% being civilians.

    Therefore, as simple calculation shows that the odds for being killed by the IDF is 0.0064 if you’re a combatant/terrorist and 0.000247 if you’re a non-involved civilian.

    That means your odds of being killed by the IDF if you’re a Hamas terrorist (or combatant, depending on one’s point of view) is 28.48 times greater than if you’re a civilian. It appears that there is a very cut and clear distinction with the IDF specifically going after Hamas and not civilians.

    Some people, not familiar with the basics of the science of probability may ask, “So how come there are more dead civilians than combatants?” The answer is simple. Most of the people in Gaza are non-involved civilians. The terrorists are only 0.0138% of the population.

    Consider this: Had the IDF truly been killing people indiscriminately in Gaza, considering there are only 1.385% Hamas terrorists in Gaza, one would expect to see only 7 dead terrorists out of the total of 572 fatalities.

    Of course, Zhorov is accepting the Hamas-created statistics as to who is a civilian and who is a combatant at face value. In fact, evidence shows that the number of terrorists killed is probably around double these figures, so the actual chances of being killed if you are a Hamas terrorist is closer to 50 or 60 times the chances of being killed if you are a civilian.

    Anyone who claims that the IDF fires "indiscriminately" is either completely innumerate, or a liar.
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    This is one grouse article putting (wrong) math over human casualties.
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    Netanyahu slammed the F.A.A. for canceling flights, insisting there's nothing to worry about at Ben Gurion airport. "Just a couple of pieces of rocket shrapnel, no biggie", is what he's saying basically. And Netanyahu is directly challenging Delta, US Airways and other international carriers to rescind their flight ban.

    That's all fine and good, but then why did he previously fan the media frenzy about nearby Tel Aviv or Jerusalem being bombarbarded, sirens screaming, people running for cover? Sitting in a 747 on the airport tarmac isn't a problem, but if you're in Tel Aviv, you'd better know where the nearest bomb shelter is? I wouldn't want rocket shrapnel, or Iron Dome interceptor shrapnel on the tarmac either. Not too healthy for jet engines.

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    Dear Israel, can you please stop targeting UN locations. This is at least the 3rd strike in this war alone and the history of Israeli strikes on UN locations is so long that it is no longer possible to believe they are accidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces - Telegraph

    sorry, NO excuses for the death of ANY Children...
    Sorry but what are your views about the 3 young boys killed by suspected Hamas and buried in a shallow grave? As a fact this incident sparked this war where so many children/women have been killed.

    2014 kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    This is one grouse article putting (wrong) math over human casualties.
    Again, as I said beforehand, every single civilian casualty is a tragedy, but this article was provided to show that the claim that Israel indiscriminately targets civilians is a lie. Can you argue with the math or the numbers?

    Then how about this one, proving that the Palestinians are intentionally inflating casualty numbers? I will repeat it again, every civilian casualty is a tragedy, but the responsibility for Palestinian deaths lies strictly with Hamas, for not allowing the civilians to leave, forcing them to stay in areas which the IDF has warned would come under attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big K View Post
    I agree. There is no excuse for the death of any children. However, unfortunately, Israel is in a war with Hamas of Hamas' making, and in war, sometimes there are civilian casualties, no matter how hard an army tries to avoid them.

    For instance, the war in Iraq, when more than 6,700 civilians were killed in the 3 weeks between March 20th and April 9th, 2003 (a rate of 320 per day for 21 days).

    Or, according to this:

    Among slightly more than 50,000 victims about whom IBC could obtain demographic information[/URL], men numbered 38,441 (77%), women 4,373 (8.7%), and children 4,191 (8.4%). The weapons that kill women and children tend to be different from those used to kill adult males, who are more often directly or even individually targeted.

    (For a detailed account of the demographics of victims and the weapons that killed them, see IBC co-authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, PLoS Medicine, and The Lancet)
    There's also Afghanistan:

    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Few clues at Afghan bombsite - Over 40 people killed by US airstrike while celebrating a wedding, including many women and children.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/03/wo...ghan.html?_r=0 - At least 42 civilians killed by aerial bombing, including women and children.

    Karzai Calls Apology for Children's Deaths 'Not Enough' - WSJ - A helicopter attack killed nine Afghan children

    In war, there are unfortunately always civilians casualties. But like I've mentioned before and will continue to mention, Israel does all it can to avoid civilian deaths, including calling off attacks when civilians are spotted in the target zone (and I've got plenty videos to provide, if you so desire). If civilians are killed, it is unintentional and is part of the unfortunate collateral damage that is a result of war. Even Goldstone retracted the conclusions of his report stating that the IDF intentionally targeted civilians.

    There is one side in this conflict that does intentionally target civilians, both Israeli and Palestinian, and that is Hamas. The Palestinian representative to the UNHRC has admitted that Hamas commits war crimes by firing missiles at civilians populace centers and from populace centers, and over 100 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in Gaza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatboy View Post
    Netanyahu slammed the F.A.A. for canceling flights, insisting there's nothing to worry about at Ben Gurion airport. "Just a couple of pieces of rocket shrapnel, no biggie", is what he's saying basically. And Netanyahu is directly challenging Delta, US Airways and other international carriers to rescind their flight ban.

    That's all fine and good, but then why did he previously fan the media frenzy about nearby Tel Aviv or Jerusalem being bombarbarded, sirens screaming, people running for cover? Sitting in a 747 on the airport tarmac isn't a problem, but if you're in Tel Aviv, you'd better know where the nearest bomb shelter is? I wouldn't want rocket shrapnel, or Iron Dome interceptor shrapnel on the tarmac either. Not too healthy for jet engines.
    First things first: the only reason that rocket landed in Yehud was because Iron Dome determined it was not a threat to the airport, or else it would have been intercepted and shot down. Not your blithe interpretation of "Just a couple of pieces of rocket shrapnel, no biggie". Honestly, I don't mind having a debate with you on the subject, but please, know what you're talking about before you start spewing nonsense. It's not too much to ask, is it?

    Fact of the matter is, the FAA has allowed US carriers to resume flights to Israel, after being shown information that the rocket was intentionally not intercepted.

    By the way, I owe Hamas a debt of gratitude for showing you how idiotic your solution to the conflict is. If all it takes to cut flights between Israel and the USA and EU is one impact 1 mile from Ben Gurion, Hamas have proven there should never be a Palestinian state a couple of miles from our airport.

    You and Zraver, who are oh so fond of the two-state solution, might wanna ponder that. After all, I wouldn't want rocket shrapnel, or Iron Dome interceptor shrapnel on the tarmac either. Not too healthy for jet engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    Dear Israel, can you please stop targeting UN locations. This is at least the 3rd strike in this war alone and the history of Israeli strikes on UN locations is so long that it is no longer possible to believe they are accidents.
    Dear Hamas, can you please stop operating out of UNRWA schools, hospitals and other UN locations, making them valid military targets, while surrounding yourselves with human shields?

    UNRWA Strongly Condemns Placement of Rockets in School | UNRWA

    UNRWA Condemns Placement of Rockets, for a Second Time, in One of Its Schools | UNRWA

    IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties

    UN Relief and Works Agency blamed IDF for civilian deaths

    BY: Adam Kredo
    July 24, 2014 6:01 pm

    Israel is calling out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed today.

    The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility.

    UNRWA—which has been under fire in recent days for allowing Hamas to use its facilities to store rockets—released a statement claiming: “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they would guarantee a safe corridor to relocate staff and any displaced persons who chose to evacuate to a more secure location. Approval for that never came to UNRWA.”

    Earlier, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness had similarly accused the IDF of preventing a civilian evacuation.

    “Over the course of the day UNRWA tried 2 coodinate [sic] with the Israeli Army a window for civilians 2 leave & it was never granted,” UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness tweeted, following the strike.

    However, in an unusual move late Thursday, multiple IDF sources rejected UNRWA’s claims and characterized them as outright falsehoods when reached by the Washington Free Beacon.

    “For two days we were trying to move people out of that school in particular and the Beit Hanoun area in general,” said an IDF official who was involved in the interactions between the IDF, UNRWA, and International Red Cross (ICRC) leading up to the incident.

    The official continued: “This morning we sought a cease-fire in the area and a humanitarian evacuation of civilians, but Hamas refused—because they wanted to keep civilians in the area to protect their fighters who were firing on the IDF,” the source said. The claim by Gunness and UNRWA that the IDF did not respond to their request to evacuate civilians, the source said, is “a flat-out complete and total lie.”

    When asked for further details about the incident, UNRWA claimed that its school in Beit Hanoun had been turned into “a battlefield” in recent days.

    Many Palestinians, including women and children, had sought shelter from the fighting in the school, believing it to be safe territory, according to UNRWA.

    “This is the fourth time in the past four days that an UNRWA school has been struck by explosive projectiles,” UNRWA said.

    An official IDF statement released to the Free Beacon states that “the IDF authorized a humanitarian time window for evacuation between 10:00-14:00 IDT earlier today. Hamas prevented the civilians from leaving it and once again used their infrastructure and international symbols as human shields. In the course of the afternoon, several rockets launched by Hamas from within the Gaza Strip landed in the Beit Hanoun area.”

    “From initial inquiries done about the incident, during the intense fighting in the area, militants opened fire at IDF soldiers from the school area,” the statement says. “In order to eliminate the threat posed to their lives, they responded with fire toward the origins of the shooting.”

    “The UNRWA claims that Israel prevented the safe evacuation of the school in Beit Hanoun are unfounded,” the statement concludes.

    The source of the explosion is being investigated by the IDF.

    “It should be emphasized that during recent days the [Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories] has been maintaining close contact with representatives of the UNRWA, the ICRC, and Palestinians in Beit Hanoun,” the statement concludes. “It should be further emphasized that following this contact, the humanitarian window was authorized.”
    If the UNRWA reports of Hamas storing rockets in UNRWA schools aren't enough, would you also like video of Hamas operating out of hospitals, or placing rocket launch pads right outside schools and hospitals? I'm more than happy to provide you with them.

    Here's an idea, instead of attacking the IDF for fighting a war against terror, why don't you attack the terrorist organization which repeatedly, willfully and knowingly wipes its ass with the Geneva Convention, and has stolen over $1 BILLION in aid meant for the Palestinian people and instead redesignated those same funds towards a massive complex of terror tunnels into Israel, which could not even be considered defensive by any leftist liberal stretch of the word?
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    URL="http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/cnn-bbc-and-the-like-are-responsible-for-civilian-deaths-in-gaza/"]Those TV cameras responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza[/URL]

    Those TV cameras responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza | Simcha Jacobovici | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel

    Those TV cameras responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza
    SIMCHA JACOBOVICI July 23, 2014, 11:56 pm

    I write this as a member of the press. I’m proud to be a journalist and a documentary filmmaker. I’m a member of the Foreign Press Association in Israel, and the co-recipient of this year’s Edward R. Murrow Award from the American Overseas Press Club. I say this off the top because I’m not an outsider pointing my finger at the media. Every year, journalists sacrifice their lives in war zones so as to keep us informed and protect freedom of the press, a cornerstone of democracy.

    But the fact is that when it comes to Israel, the media has acted irresponsibly. Good journalism has been replaced by politically correct misreporting, and one of the net results is that Palestinian civilians, including children, are paying with their lives. How so?

    There is no group that can be more evil, in the narrowest sense of the word, than the rulers of the Gaza strip, Hamas. They are openly anti-democratic, anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, anti-gay, anti-women, anti-Israel, anti-American and anti-Western. The list continues. These are the people who distributed candies, danced in the street and openly celebrated after 9/11.

    I simply don’t know what else they could do to make Westerners dislike them. For good measure, they are anti-Palestinian nationalism. They don’t believe in a Palestinian state. They believe that “statehood” is a Western invention. They also believe in the destruction of the Jewish state as a step toward an international Islamic Republic. And yet, despite all of this, they are portrayed as freedom fighters by much of the international media.

    The Western press has taught them that if they turn their children into props, they will win the propaganda war against Israel. In today’s media war, you need a good prop. Israeli Cabinet minister Naftali Bennett understood this when he faced CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. When she repeatedly used the term “occupied territories” to refer to parts of the ancient land of Israel, Bennett was ready. He pulled out a 2000-year-old coin that says “Zion” on it. He held it to the camera and asked something like, “I’m a Jew. How can I be ‘occupying’ Zion? How can I occupy my own land?” His point was “I’m not an occupier, I’m indigenous”, and he used an ancient coin as a prop for an audience with a limited attention span. It worked.

    Turkish prime-minister Erdogan also understands that in today’s media war you need props. In 2010, the boat called the “Mavi Marmara” was just such a prop. From a PR point of view, it was a relatively cheap trick. You get a boat, you fill it with what Lenin called “useful idiots”, i.e. well-meaning politically-correct members of the bourgeoisie, espousing half-baked ideas. Then into the mix you insert a dozen jihadists ready to kill and be killed – and you’ve got yourself a media circus of incredible proportions. The Mavi Marmara incident involved a “ship of fools” which tried to run Israel’s sea blockade around Gaza. Ostensibly they were bringing humanitarian aid, but humanitarian aid can be delivered without any problems. It’s missiles that are a problem. So when Israeli commandos armed with paintball guns so as not to hurt anyone boarded the ship, they were attacked by jihadists wielding axes and knives. The commandos called for help. The jihadists were killed. But they had won the prop war. My fellow journalists portrayed the jihadists as victims and the Israelis as oppressors. The anti-Israel forces got billions of dollars worth of free publicity, and Turkish-Israeli relations were damaged almost beyond repair. None of this would’ve happened if there hadn’t been a prop that the cameramen could point their cameras at. The boat was the prop. Now it’s the children.

    Hamas has understood what the ideology of terror has clearly espoused for over a hundred years. When attacking a democracy, the terrorist has to put it in a quandary. The way to do that is to force the democracy to kill civilians. So if you set up your terror-base under a school or a hospital, you’ve got it made in the shade. You launch missiles, for example, against Israel. Now the Israelis have a choice. Either they don’t respond, in which case the terror mounts in the face of ongoing impotence, or they do respond, in which case you’re going to have civilian deaths and dramatic pictures for the West’s nightly news.

    Basically, the Western media has taught Hamas that it doesn’t matter how downright evil you are. It doesn’t matter if you launch two thousand missiles at civilian targets, including the airport. It doesn’t matter if you use your own children as human shields. You’ll get the coverage you want if CNN, BBC et al. have props to point their cameras at. Our form of news-gathering has taught Hamas to turn their children into those props, and to sacrifice them on the altar of Jihad. By misreporting, our media has encouraged the bad guys to kill their own children, and has dragged Israel into a war it did not want.

    Nissim Sean Carmeli was a 21 year old soldier in Golani, Israel’s marines. He emigrated here from Texas. Until a few years ago, he went to the high school around the corner from my house. He had plans to go to university, meet a girl, start a family. When a few weeks ago Hamas started raining hundreds of rockets down on Israeli civilians, nobody wanted to send Sean and his friends into Gaza. As in Afghanistan, that would involve house to house fighting with a ruthless enemy who knows the terrain and has booby trapped every passage. It would have been very easy for the Israeli Air Force to simply level entire blocks of Hamas dominated neighborhoods. Americans have done this with impunity in Iraq and Afghanistan. But since Hamas plants its terror network beneath schools, hospitals and mosques, such a bombing mission would have involved high Palestinian casualties. So Israel decided not to level Gaza and send Sean in. He died so as to minimize Palestinian losses. I just came back from where his family is sitting Shiva, the Jewish custom of mourning. There were no anti-Arab speeches, no signs of militarism, just the tremendous grief of parents burying a child. As a journalist, I sat there and hung my head in shame, overwhelmed by the simple truth that while journalists feign concern for Palestinian kids, they are actually creating the environment for their deaths. In the meantime, Israelis like Sean are paying with their lives to avoid the very deaths they are being blamed for.
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    Some Concrete Facts About Hamas

    Some Concrete Facts About Hamas

    Guess how many skyscrapers the terror organization could’ve built instead of tunnels
    By Liel Leibovitz|July 23, 2014 12:00 AM

    Israeli troops entering Gaza last week have so far uncovered 18 tunnels used by Hamas to send armed terrorists into Israel and built using an estimated 800,000 tons of concrete.

    What else might that much concrete build? Erecting Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, required 110,000 tons of concrete. Hamas, then, could’ve treated itself to seven such monstrosities and still had a few tens of thousands of tons to spare. If it wanted to build kindergartens equipped with bomb shelters, like Israel has built for the besieged citizens of Sderot, for example—after all, noted military strategists like Jon Stewart have spent last week proclaiming that Gaza’s citizens had nowhere to hide from Israel’s artillery—Hamas could have used its leftovers to whip up about two that were each as big as Giants Stadium. And that’s just 18 tunnels. Egypt, on its end, recently claimed to have destroyed an additional 1,370. That’s a lot of concrete.

    You may find such calculations callous. They certainly pale in comparison to heart-wrenching photos of dead children on the beach. But they matter a whole lot: If you’ve ever read Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, or played Sim City, or just looked out your window and paid attention to your city’s changing skyline, you know that urban leaders are measured not by what they say but what they build. And Hamas, almost exclusively, chose to build tunnels, bunkers, and launching pads for missiles.

    Now, from purely military point of view, there is something brilliant about transforming a strip of coastal farmland into a giant concrete aircraft carrier that’s impossible for your enemy to sink. But the idea that Hamas’ tunnels are intended to promote the welfare of Gaza’s 1.8 million civilians, who are forced to live on deck as rockets are fired, is bunk. If the tunnels were truly lifelines for Gazans, as Western apologists occasionally argue, one might expect any reasonably responsible leadership to avoid firing barrages of rockets at civilians inside Israel.

    The intention behind Hamas’ tunnels is clear from where the exits are located: inside Israel. The terror organization packed its subterranean networks of tunnels and bunkers with explosives, weapons, and murderers, some disguised as IDF soldiers. Their gallant plan was to send the killers through the tunnels, so they could emerge from the ground in the middle of Israeli kibbutzim and start throwing grenades and shooting indiscriminately, with the goal of killing as many Israelis as possible. That’s not very neighborly.

    So, where did Hamas get all that concrete? Most of it came from you and your government. Hamas got its hands on the supplies it needed to build the tunnels after it pleaded with the international community last year to help redeem Gaza from the throes of a humanitarian crisis, caused by the fact that both Israel and Egypt closed their borders to Gaza, because both countries grew tired of having their soldiers and citizens murdered by terrorists. Needless to say, Israel’s concerns about how the concrete would be used were universally derided in the West as inflicting cruel and needless suffering on the people of Gaza—who, needless to say, didn’t receive any of the concrete for their own use. The priorities of Ismail Haniyeh’s government were crystal clear—to use all resources at their disposal to launch another war with Israel.

    And if you are among the tens of thousands of political idiots who spent last weekend demonstrating in support of Hamas—now that the Khmer Rouge isn’t fashionable—it may also be useful for you to know that while Gazans languish in in poverty, Hamas’ bosses are living large; Haniyeh, for example, bought 27,000 square feet of beach-side property a few years ago for $4 million, pays for his children to study in Europe, and sends his family members to hospitals inside Israel—all good choices, which he ensures are not available to anyone in Gaza who isn’t a high-level member of his fundamentalist political cult.

    What all this adds up to is that Hamas is not seriously interested in governing Gaza, which is why all the honorable attempts at resolving this current round of bloodletting will fall flat. New elections won’t help. Giving Hamas more concrete won’t help either.

    Earlier this month, Israel’s former chief of staff and Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz proposed a dollars-for-demilitarization deal; it called for a ceasefire, followed by a payment of a whopping $50 billion designated for welfare and infrastructure in return for a promise to cleanse Gaza of rockets and to destroy the tunnels. It’s an interesting idea, which rests on the assumption that the cash will make its way to Gaza’s tired, poor, and huddled masses. It won’t.

    We are left with a harsh realization that makes so many of us, good liberal Jews reared on the principle that nothing stands outside the realm of reason, deeply uncomfortable: There’s no negotiating with Hamas. Not because of some lofty and abstract principle—we don’t negotiate with terrorists!—but because Hamas isn’t here to talk or build or heal the wounded people of Gaza. The organization’s raison d’etre is killing people in order to bring about the rule of its fundamentalist and radically intolerant brand of Islam—they shoot Jews, and they also shoot anyone else the organizations doesn’t like, including Egyptian soldiers, gays, and political opponents from other Palestinian factions.

    Anyone with a genuine commitment to human rights—not to mention sympathy for the Palestinian cause—should join Israel in its efforts to rid the world of such sheer evil and topple Hamas. To leave Hamas in power is not a moderate solution to anything. It is to become complicit in the agenda and the actions of a terrorist organization in inflicting terrible and continuing pain not only on its neighbors but also on its own people.
    By the way, the number of tunnels discovered has risen to over 30, and over $1.25 billion in aid money has been used to create these tunnels.

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    And just in case you're wondering, notice where some of those tunnels come out: either in the vicinity of Al-Wafa Hospital, a proven and documented terrorist den and headquarters, or in the vicinity of or actually within Israeli settlements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    Dear Israel, can you please stop targeting UN locations. This is at least the 3rd strike in this war alone and the history of Israeli strikes on UN locations is so long that it is no longer possible to believe they are accidents.
    Interesting news coming up...

    Hamas hiding rockets in schools, children playgrounds, Israel and UN agency say | Fox News
    A United Nations group providing humanitarian relief in the Gaza Strip said they found rockets hidden by militants inside a vacant school Tuesday, adding to complaints that Hamas is hiding and launching weapons in the vicinity of civilian structures.
    The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said the rockets were found in between two other UNRWA schools that are being used to host 1,500 displaced people.
    In the fight between Israel and Hamas, Gaza
    However, the Israeli military has consistently argued that Hamas uses hospitals in the Gaza Strip to hide weapons and coordinate attacks. Those allegations may be true – last week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees announced it had found 20 missiles being stored at a vacant school in Gaza. If Hamas is hiding missiles in schools, why not in hospitals?
    Ambulances, Schools and Mosques: Hamas’ Top 10 Hiding Places That Are Frustrating Israel’s Fight Against Terror
    In their effort to avoid detection by the Israeli military, Hamas militants in Gaza have employed tactics including traveling in ambulances, hiding in hospitals, dressing up in Israeli army uniforms, concealing rockets in United Nations schools, concealing tunnel entrances near mosques and using animals for suicide missions.

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