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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Things that Hamas would not want you to know
IDF Public Appeals Office
is how Hamas operates to increase Palestinians injuries (see Chapter A)
A: Hamas Endangers Foreigners and Residents in the Gaza Strip
prevents foreign journalists from leaving the Gaza Strip and deliberately
endangers them by keeping them in conflict zones (according to international
law, there is an explicit obligation to provide journalists with the same
protections as granted to citizens).
policy is to direct civilians to remain in buildings that constitute military
targets, even when those civilians are personally notified by the IDF of
equipment has detected nearly a hundred cases of Hamas' and other terrorist
organizations rockets landing within the Gaza strip, a number of which fell in
densely populated areas. This stems from terrorists preferring to launch
rockets from within urban areas; from ad hoc construction of rockets and rocket
launchers; and from the fact that terrorists leave launch sites before the rockets
B: Hamas Officials Glorify Civilian Casualties and the Targeting of Israeli
wing of Hamas proudly boasts that rockets reach Herzliya, Tel Aviv and
official channel of Hamas (Al-Aqsa) rejoices over the terrorist attack on a bus
in Tel Aviv, praying to see the bodies of Israeli citizens emerge from the
member of Hamas Legislative Council, boasts that the "rockets of
resistance" harm the citizens of Israel and place three million of them
within striking range.
a senior Hamas member in Gaza, proclaims: "At this moment, we have the ability
to strike Israeli cities".
C: Anti-Semitism and Incitement to Kill Israeli Citizens
song of Hamas: "Death to Israel"
official movie of Hamas encourages harming and killing Israeli citizens.
Vice Chairman of the Legislative Council in Gaza, refers to the Jews as "brothers
of apes and pigs".
D: Hamas systematically exploits sites of civilian nature for establishing
military facilities and rocket launch sites
explosions after an air strike attest to hidden rocket launchers in mosque
rocket launchers in a soccer stadium – rocket fire next to a stadium and
multiple secondary explosions following air strike
of rockets from residential neighborhoods into Israeli cities
of "Fajer 5" missiles from within populated residential areas towards
rockets launched at the same time from a single dwelling into Israeli cities
A: Hamas Endangering Civilians in the Gaza Strip
1.On November 19th 2012
international media reports on how that same morning, Israel had distributed pamphlets
to Gaza residents asking them to leave their homes in order to ensure their
safety. Hamas authorities reacted to the distribution of the pamphlets, proving
that they were familiar with the warning.
2.The pamphlets distributed by the IDF were
published in the Palestinian media as well; they read:
the residents of Sheikh Ag'lin, Tel El-Hawa, Southern Ramal, The Al-Zeiton, Sag'aiyah,
Al-Turkeman and the New Sag'aiyah neighborhoods: The IDF will not attack you
and does not wish to harm you or anyone in your families. For your safety, we
ask that you leave your homes immediately and make your way to the other side
of Gaza City along the following roads: Al-Qahira, Al-Aqsa, Al-Kadasiya, Salah
Al-Din, Al-Mansura, Halatz and Baghdad.
with these instructions will ensure that you, citizens of Gaza, will not be
3.Hamas Ministry of Interior
Spokesperson, Islam Shahwan, called upon Gaza residents not to leave their
homes. In conjunction with his statement, the Interior Ministry published an
announcement also urging residents to stay home.
4.The spokesperson for The Islamic Jihad
in Palestine, Abdullah Al-Shami, also urged Palestinians to ignore, tear and
burn the pamphlets. Al-Shami commented: "the threats of the enemy and his airplanes
do not scare us. We will stand resolutely to defend our land".
The following is an interview with Islam Shahwan in Al-Quds
radio (19/11/2012, 20:10):
Q: We are speaking to you now in the shadow of a brutal
aggression against our people. As the bombardment continues, I would like to
ask you about a specific point. We heard about messages that reached our
citizens urging them to leave their homes. These messages must certainly be a
joke, what kind of a joke I don't know. Supposedly there has been an
infiltration into the Jawal network [a Palestinian cellular phones network]?
A: The Zionist enemy continues to wage a massive
communications war against our people, the Palestinians. Every attempt he makes
fails, and so he tries again. This is the result of his capabilities. We warn
our Palestinian nation that the Zionist enemy has begun to infiltrate
Palestinian communication networks and has begun to call a number of cellular
phone numbers. Therefore, in order to calm the people, and in light of the fact
that we warned the Palestinian citizens that international and Israeli phone numbers
from the Israeli communications network tried to contact them, with the
kindness of Allah exalted and praised be he, we jointly succeeded in stopping
the Zionist enemy from accomplishing his objectives.
From the night of November 18, 2012
until now, we intercepted in our operational centers many calls by Palestinian
citizens; we warn our Palestinian brethren not to answer or to be engaged in
calls from cellular phone numbers from unknown sources. That is to say that if
a phone call comes in, especially if it is a mobile to mobile call, do not
respond to it, so as not to spread fear and panic.
Whoever wishes to send a text message
may do so with the following message: I am Mr. so and so and I send this
message in order to overcome the Zionist enemy; or he should simply ignore the
Therefore, by way of your broadcast
station, the Pioneering Al-Quds Radio, the radio of the Resistance, we say to
our brothers wherever they are listening: we beg you, our beloved ones and
brothers, not to respond or engage in these phone calls. This is the message we
are transmitting from the Interior Ministry to our brothers everywhere.
Surveillance equipment detected over the eight days course of
operation "Pillar of Defense" that Hamas rockets landed nearly a
hundred times within the Gaza Strip, a number of which fell into areas densely
populated by Palestinians. These failed launches stemmed from terrorists opting
to launch rockets from deep within civilian areas; fromad hoc construction of rockets and
rocket launchers; and from the fact that terrorists ran away from launching
sites before the rockets were actually launched, resulting in improper guidance
of the rocket at launch time.
following is a brief from Hamas military wing, "Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam
Brigade" announcement, published on their official website (21/11/2012).
Stones" of the Al-Qassam brigade were victorious in "'Pillar of
Defense" operation. From the beginning of the violence against us we
launched 1,573 rockets towards enemy's positions, we hit enemy's positions, we
hit enemy's air planes, ships and instruments of war.
first time we used long range missiles, some of which, locally manufactured, reached
a range of 80 km and hit, for the first time in the conflict's, history, the
cities of Herzliya, Tel Aviv, and occupied Jerusalem, thus forcing the
Occupation's leadership to wave a white flag.
2.Al-Qassam brigades launched, in the
framework of "Sijjil's Stones", six M75 missiles and six "Fajer-5"
missiles, with the following distribution: one towards Herzliya, three towards
occupied Jerusalem, seven towards Tel Aviv, and one towards Be'er Sheva.
3.The Palestinian Population went out
into Gaza's streets with joy over the victory of the Resistance and the declaration
of a ceasefire that met the Resistance's conditions.
are extracts from Hamas Spokesman, Fawzi Barhums' interview, granted to a
reporter of the "Al-Aqsa" channel (17:37, 21/20/1211):
1.Barhum was asked about the
"ceasefire agreement", and said that Israel was surprised by the
capabilities and actions of the "Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam" brigade,
including rockets that were launched and reached Tel Aviv, Herzliya and
2.Barhum added that Israel was also surprised
by the resistance and Hamas' handling of the political contacts regards the
ceasefire, which were conducted according to the conditions of the Resistance
and its demands to halt the attacks.
3.Barhum said that Hamas, the Islamic
Jihad, Egypt, and other resistance factions handled the negotiations wisely.
4.Barhum said that the enemy is
accustomed to escalate, destroy, and afterwards to sign a
"ceasefire". This time, however, the "ceasefire" would not enable
the enemy to continue the killing.
5.Barhum said that Hamas adhered to the
Resistance's conditions and that it was clear that Egypt ensured Palestinian
rights in a serious manner. He also stated that the Hamas, the Islamic Jihad
and other resistance factions did not back down from a single condition and
that as a result, Egypt did not receive an Israeli reply to their demands and
no ceasefire agreement was reached until the time of the interview.
6.Barhum said that every hour someone was
wounded or killed and discussed the last attacks on Gaza.
7.Barhum said that it seems that because
the enemy failed to achieve a false state of calm, he would begin attacking
8.Barhum praised the "brave action"
in Tel Aviv and said that this sends a strong message from the "resistance".
9.Barhum was asked about Israeli reports
that Hamas succeeded in igniting the West Bank – a Hamas victory – and whether
igniting the West Bank helped the Resistance's fighting. Barhum said in
response that this was one of the war's goals: Palestinian aspirations are not
split between Gaza and the West Bank, or within the Green Line or "in Palestine"
and outside of it. He also spoke about the strong support by his brothers in
the West Bank.
10.Referring to the unity with the West
Bank, Barhum said that this was the third issue the enemy was surprised by.
11.Barhum praised the "Brave Action"
in Tel Aviv.
12.Barhum said there had to be many brave
and good actions like the one in Tel Aviv in all Israeli cities, until the
fight against Israel is finished.
Clip with Subtitles: Hamas' Official Call for Celebrations in Gaza after the
Attack in Tel Aviv
Hamas' official channel describes the first pictures from the attack on a bus
in Tel Aviv.
These are the faces of the wounded. God
willing we will shortly see black bags [for bodies]. I pray to Allah, may his name
be praised and elevated, that we will soon see the black bags. The faces seen
to this point have been of the wounded Zionists. At this moment, in mosques in
the Gaza Strip – their minarets are raising their voices with cries of 'Allah
Akbar' and calls of joy, and the residents of the Gaza Strip bow before Allah
for this gift. The morale of the residents of Gaza is sky-high and it rises
like the rockets of the resistance.
Clip with Subtitles:
Mushir Al-Masri, Senior Hamas official and member of Gaza's Legislative Council.
channel, used as a Hamas mouthpiece.
Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!
Al-Qassam's rockets and the resistance's rockets exhausted the efforts of the
Zionists, and this enemy that wants to place 1.8 million Palestinians within
range of their missiles, has now seen 3 million of its residents placed within
range of our rockets, with the kindness of Allah!
Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!
The "Grad" rocket, the "Qassam"
rocket, and the "Fajer-5" landed for the first time in the capital of
the Zionist entity, in the heart of Tel Aviv, with the kindness of Allah!
Clip with Subtitles
Ismail Al-Ashkar, Senior Hamas Official in Gaza
channel, used as a Hamas mouthpiece
It is self evident that the resistance
(Hamas) is the one that will choose the time, place and methods to respond to
the Zionist Occupation.
I think that our options are to attack
within (Israeli) cities and to return to suicide attacks and to strike what the
Palestinian resistance, lead by the Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam brigades (the military
arm of Hamas), deems appropriate.
C: Anti-Semitism and the Incitement to Kill Israeli Civilians
to mass extermination on a national and religious basis and incitement to Genocide.
broadcasted on "Al-Aqsa" Station, serving the Hamas, shows the
accomplishments of the movement in the last few years, including a number of
stabbings, kidnapping of soldiers, rocket launching into Israel, etc. The clip was
broadcasted on 29.12.12.
following is a description of the video:
of the "resistance" ambushes a Haredi Jew and stabs him. After the
stabbing, the number 38 appears, marking 38 stabbings.
fighter continues, carrying a Kalashnikov assault rifle, shoots at a group of
soldiers, killing them and taking their weapons. Afterwards, the number 487
appears, marking 487 shootings by members of Hamas' military wing.
third scene a fighter is seen with his face covered, standing behind a
kidnapped soldier, holding an automatic weapon and the soldier's ID card. On
the side the number 24 appears, marking 24 plans to kidnap soldiers.
picture changes to a man assembling a suicide belt and on the screen appears a
large number 87, marking 87 suicide attacks by Hamas.
fifth scene, a Hamas member is shown firing a missile towards Israel and then
entering an underground tunnel and launching more rockets from there. On the
screen appears the number 13,981, marking 13,981 launches of mortars and
rockets towards Israeli cities.
the end, a Hamas activist is shown preparing a rocket with a number mounting
higher and higher followed by the words "It will never stop".
Deputy Head of the Legislative Council in Gaza, Ahmed Bahr
describes the Jews as "brothers of apes and pigs", and calls for a
lawsuit against the "monstrous Zionist entity". He praises the
resistance for their rocket launching into the "heart of the entity" –
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – and declares that the Palestinian legislative council
will stand behind the Palestinian resistance factions.
We say to the entire world: these (the
Israelis) are a people of criminals, who have no conscience and no God, who are
the brothers of apes and pigs.
Greetings to the Palestinian
Resistance, headed by the Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam brigades, who attacked the
monstrous Zionist entity, bombed it with rockets at its heart, in Jerusalem and
We say to this treacherous enemy, that
our Palestinian people – men, women and children – all stand in the trench of
We, at the Palestinian Legislative
Council, on behalf of my brothers and (Chairman) Dr. Aziz Al-Duweik, stand
behind the Resistance and the Palestinian factions.
We say to the Resistance: Go with God's
blessing, and beware of the brothers of apes and pigs, for they cannot be
trusted and have no conscience.
Our people and our Resistance – Go in
the path of martyrdom, until the liberation of Palestine, God willing.
D: Hamas Systematically Exploits Sites of a Civilian Nature for the Sake of
Establishing Military Facilities and Rocket Launching Sites
clips are for illustration only and represent only partially the systematic
violation of international law by Hamas.
Secondary explosions in a mosque courtyard following an air force bombing. The
mosque not damaged.
takes pride in risking civilian lives in Gaza and in Israel:
additional videos of Hamas boast of shooting at Israeli cities. The rockets were
fired from population centers in Gaza – from houses, buildings and
neighborhoods at mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Number 4: Firing of a "Fajer-5" missile towards Tel Aviv from a
Documentation: Rockets launched simultaneously towards Israel from Palestinian
buildings located in the middle of a populated neighborhood.
report shows a number of clear, factual examples, which demonstrate the systematic,
clear and deliberate violation of international law by Hamas, against civilian
population both in Israel and Gaza. Hamas was also documented actively breaking
international law, inciting towards the murder of Israelis and Jews wherever
they are, and declaring plans to continue violating international law.
invested a lot of effort in causing Israeli civilian casualties and was
documented deliberately firing towards civilian population in Israel. These
actions by Hamas constitute clear and serious violations of the international
law principles, including the principle of distinction.
report focuses on the deliberate policy of Hamas not to prevent Palestinian
civilian casualties: Hamas instructed
Palestinian civilians not to leave the zone of hostilities and sites that
constituted military targets, even when there were clear and known intentions
to strike such targets. Hamas also instructed the civilian population in Gaza
not to leave military areas, even if they received telephone warnings of
impending strikes on the buildings in which they were staying, or on a nearby
from deep within Gaza, using rockets of an indiscriminate nature, while the
launchers hide among the civilian population. Hamas deliberately and
significantly endangered the lives of civilians in Gaza – a phenomenon that was
evident during operation "Pillar of Defense", when around 100 Hamas
rockets fell on Gaza, some of which in densely populated residential
neighborhoods, without prior warning.