PMW special report on Operation Pillar of Defense #6
Hamas launching rockets
near civilian homes
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
During the last few days, Hamas terrorists have fired more than 100 rockets and missiles per day at Israeli cities. Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense to destroy the terrorists' launching points and the rockets.
Now footage broadcast by Hamas on its Al-Aqsa TV documents what Israel has been reporting - that Hamas is launching its rockets from residential areas near civilian homes, essentially using the civilians as human shields.
See below for more picture of launches near homes.
Click to see a series of launches by Hamas near homes, broadcast on Hamas TV in the last few days.
In the past, Hamas has expressed pride in its policy of using civilians as human shields, and during the Gaza war (2008-2009) Palestinian eye witnesses explained how they became human shields when Hamas used their property as a launching site for rockets.
See Palestinian Media Watch's earlier reports on Operation Pillar of Defense:
#1 on Ahmed Al-Ja'abari, head of Hamas' military wing.
#2 on PA leaders' responses to killing of Al-Ja'abari.
#3 on Hamas' false information about its success
#4 on Hamas' videos threatening to resume suicide attacks
#5 on Hamas' videos promising death to Israeli soldiers
More Pictures of launches near homes