Hamas Explains Use of Civilians as Human Shields

By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

“We desire death as you desire life.”

* A variation of this theme (“Kuffar we love death and you love Pepsi Cola”) can be found in sheik yer’mami’s song “Never do a thing like that”, here…

The UN announcement that 51 civilians have died in the conflict in Gaza must be understood in the context of Hamas’s declared ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters. Indeed, Hamas continues to emphasize and promote the religious ideology that death for Allah is an ideal to be actively pursued.

* Israel tries to minimize civilian casualties, Hamas tries to maximize them

* Hamas Women Vow to Become ‘Martyrdom-Seekers’ and Blow Themselves Up Among ‘the Apes and Pigs’

* More than 700,000 Israelis now in range of Hamas missiles

The Palestinian rocket that hit the Israeli town of Beersheba detonated without causing injuries – but the shock waves are still reverberating through the Jewish state.

The goal is to convince Palestinians, including women and children, not to fear death but even to face it at the front to protect Hamas fighters. Hamas’s placement of its military installations and fighters among civilians reflects this ideology, and has led to these 51 deaths.

A Hamas representative in the PA legislative council this year expressed pride in the fact that women and children are used as human shields in fighting Israel. He described it as part of a “death industry” at which Palestinians excel, and explained that the Palestinians “desire death” with the same intensity that Israelis “desire life.”

The following is the full text of the comments by Hamas representative Fathi Hamad: “For the Palestinian people death became an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire death as you desire life.”

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7 thoughts on “Hamas Explains Use of Civilians as Human Shields”

  1. And the Fadayeen will use taxis and ambulances to transport their own scum to either murder family members of people who disagree with them or try and draw fire from coalition forces or (IDF) in this event. So some western “journalist/photographer” stool pigeon can give them a dishonourable victory in the western media.

  2. the muslim creed – die for an imaginary god. The creed of the rest of the world – growth and progress, discovery and knowledge, help the next generation build on our progress.

    Muslims – you have nothing to offer!!!! Piss Off

  3. Give me a break. the isreali’s have been the aggressors the entire war. claiming hamas is using “human shiels” is rubbish. the isreali’s say that to confuse us. in the picture above, it clearly shows civilians hiding from the tank in the background. the isreali’s simlpy have to understand that even palestianians are humans and deserve to live without hassle from their neighbours. Call me what you will. I see only death coming from isreal. not diplomatic and mutually benefietial plans that involve peace and future growth. Your one-sided propaganda sickens me

    1. “Your one-sided propaganda sickens me”

      Likewise. Where do you buy your information? From the lame stream media or from the kebab shop next to your mosque?

  4. Leonard,
    Give me a break!! You are talking verifiable nonsense! Your inability, or unwillingness, to do the hard and try and understand what is really happening in the region does not surprise me – it is all to common to see this in the world of left wing politics! Actually, you seem to have forgotten that hamas has a charter which explicitly calls for the destruction of all Jewish citizens of Israel and for the destruction of Israel. It is amusing that you don’t see this as a major obstacle to peace. Israel is not a harbinger of death and destruction. Perhaps you might like to find out about what the Islamists teach their children – and it is not peace. The Palestinians are victims of islam and arab political ambition .. the cruel joke being that their oppressors are actually supported be people like you – silly people who understand little! And yes, the real oppressor is not Israel. Thanks for your one-sided mail!!!

  5. good articl but reader not stupid to beleive only 2 or 3 caricature with 2 pic 10 % zoomed in than reall size

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