Skip to comments.For Hamas, the horror in Gaza is the strategy (Colonel Richard Kemp skewers Hamas)
Posted on 08/07/2014 3:17:17 AM PDT by Fenhalls555
Hamas do not ignore the laws of war. They know them well and do everything they can to exploit Israels adherence to them.
The urban warfare manual of Hamass Shujaiya Brigade, found this week by Israeli troops in Gaza, confirms they know the IDF apply strict rules to minimise civilian casualties: 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 [eg artillery and airpower].
Although Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow implied last week that Hamas do not deploy human shields, the manual clearly advocates their use. Hamas leaders have repeatedly boasted of this criminal tactic in the media. And on Tuesday, NDTV, an Indian station, released remarkable footage of Hamas fighters setting up and firing a rocket from the heart of a populated area.
This is not just another element of Hamass fight in Gaza: it is the central pillar of their strategy. They are not fighting a military campaign against Israel because they know they could never win. They are fighting a propaganda war that Israel can never win without the staunchest support from her Western allies. Support that is sadly lacking.
Rockets, Hamas fighters and even attack tunnels are merely devices to provoke Israels military response. Rejection and violation of ceasefires ensures it continues. Hamass real weapons are the men, women, children and babies of the Palestinian population.
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"Colonel Richard Justin Kemp CBE (born 14 April 1959) is a retired British Army officer who served from 1977 to 2006. He was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, an infantry battalion Commanding Officer, worked for the Joint Intelligence Committee and COBR and completed 14 operational tours of duty around the globe."
Not the UN, not the MSM, not Western governments (who are petrified of the Muslim onslaught within their countries).
If you want the Muslims in your country to not go out into the streets and destroy everything and everybody they see, then you have to tow the anti-Israel line.
The West is in a pathetic state and much of it's decline can be attributed no a lack of US leadership in the world today. Thank you our Hail to the Chief Hussein...
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Rocket set up and launch from gaza:
NOT CNN, not BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS. It’s NDTV, from India, with the reporter who has ACTUAL journalistic courage.