Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hamas Makes Believe Kibbutzim Are Military Targets

Knowing that the unquestioning media will blindly accept anything they say, Hamas has decided to make believe that all of those rockets targeting unarmed Israeli civilians--were actually targeted at Israeli military bases:
In response to Israeli violations, E.Q.B. fires (120) rockets at military sites

21-06-2012,11:23
Al Qassam website – Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, fired dozens of mortars and rockets at the Israeli military sites around Gaza Strip in response to the Israeli violations against Gaza people in the past three days.

The Brigades said in a recent statement that its operatives in Gaza have fired 120 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli military sites around Gaza.
And Hamas even provides us with a list of the military targets that they so bravely targeted in Israel:

  • (23:25) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 8 Qassams at the military site "The third eye".
  • (23:10) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired a Qassam rocket at the military site "Erez".
  • (22:45) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 3 Qassams at the military sites "Kissufeem & Ri'eem".
  • (22:30) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 3 Qassams at the military site "Erez".
  • (22:10) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 2 Qassams at the military site "Sofa".
  • (21:35) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 5 Qassams at the military site "Kissufeem".
  • (20:30) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 3 Qassams at the military site "Third Eye".
  • (20:30) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 6 Qassams at the military site "Erez".
  • (17:30) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 3 Qassams at the military site "Kfar Azza".
  • (15:00) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 4 mortars at the military site "Nahal Oz".
  • (14:30) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired a Qassam rocket at the military site "Kfar Azza".
  • (13:30) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 5 mortars at the military sites east of Gaza strip.
  • (11:55) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 4 Qassams at the military site "Sofa".
  • (11:40) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 5 Qassams at the military site "Sofa".
  • (08:40) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 9 Qassams at the military site "Kissufeem".
  • (05:45) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 9 Qassams at the military sites "Sofa & Abu Salim".
  • (04:05) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 6 Qassams at the military site "Sofa".
  • (15:25) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 2 Qassams at the military site "Ri'eem".
  • (14:50) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 10 Qassams at the military site "Ri'eem".
  • (14:50) In response to the Israeli violations, Al-Qassam Brigades fired 5 Qassams at the military site "Zikeem". [emphasis added]
The problem is that these are not the sites of military centers.

As Aaron Lerner at IMRA points out, Hamas was targeting Kibbutzim, not military targets:
  • Kfar Aza is a kibbutz
  • Nahal Oz is a kibbutz
  • Re'im is a kibbutz
  • Zikim is a kibbutz
  • etc.
Similarly
 (Hat tip: JS)

But Hamas really need not fudge the facts--after all, even the Goldstone noted that during Operation Cast Lead, Hamas targeted 9 schools in 5 different Israeli cities:
1692. Where rockets have landed in towns and villages in southern Israel, they have caused localized property damage. This has included private houses1036 and cars.1037 During the operations in Gaza, a total of nine schools and kindergartens in Sderot, Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Kiryat Ha Hinoch were hit and damaged by rockets.1038 Two kindergartens were struck and damaged by rocket fire in Ashdod.1039 On 8 January 2009, a Grad rocket hit a school in Ashkelon.1040 [emphasis added]
It is difficult not to come to the conclusion that schools are being targeted--unless of course you are a member of the Goldstone Commission.

And as Elder of Ziyon points out, there is a history of Hamas pretending that they only target soldiers

As far as the excuse Hamas gives for firing rockets on civilian targets:
The Palestinian medical sources confirmed that most of the victims were from civilians, the health ministry announced that Israeli air raids resulted in the death of 9 Palestinians, four toddlers among them.
Check out Challah Hu Akbar, who has the names and photos of the terrorists killed by Israel in targeted strikes:
It is not clear if the Hamas count of 4 toddlers killed includes Hadeed Al-Haddad, the 2 year old toddler who was praised as a Shaheed until it was discovered she was killed by a Hamas rocket.

Hamas has no problem targeting unarmed civilians, or children--and from time to time even kills one of their own.

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