Notwithstanding media histrionics over the “innocent civilian victims” of Israel’s operation in Gaza, one fact stands out: the use of women and children as targets is a deliberate and cynical Hamas strategy. As long as the MSM continues to swallow the Palestinian version of events, the strategy will probably succeed, and Israel will be forced yet again into a ceasefire before accomplishing its military objectives.
The video below shows terrorists in Gaza, presumably members of Hamas, using children as unwilling human shields:
As Raymond notes at Jihad Watch:
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Regarding sympathy and deceit, al-Qaeda, while discussing the important role of deception in the jihad, quote the classical exegete Ibn Hajar, who wrote: “Revealing one thing while secretly planning another is the essence of deception; moreover, the hadith incites [Muslims] to take great caution in war, while [publicly] lamenting and mourning in order to dupe the infidels” (from The Al Qaeda Reader, 142).
Hat tip: AA.