Foreign reporters leaving Gaza have revealed what Israel has claimed all along – that Hamas is firing out of population hubs and near UN facilities. “We saw the Hamas men,” a Spanish reporter admitted. “But had we dared point the cameras at them, they would have opened fire at us and killed us.”
One reporter explained that Hamas never allowed foreign reporters access to military sites attacked by Israel, creating an impression that all the victims were civilians. Moreover, Hamas demanded that press photographers not document the launching of rockets out of populated civilian areas. (Ynet News)
23 Hamas Militants Survive Weeks in Collapsed Tunnel
23 fighters from Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades survived after being rescued from a tunnel that collapsed at the beginning of the Gaza war, Hamas said in a statement on Wednesday. “Rescue teams dug the area to extract the fighters and they were surprised to find us alive,” said W.A., a member of the Brigades.
Hamas West Bank Head Indicted for Planning Wave of Terror Attacks
The head of Hamas in the West Bank since 2010, Riad Natzer, who was recently arrested, was indicted on Thursday in the Judea and Samaria military court for organizing possibly dozens of terrorist cells for a wave of kidnappings, suicide bus bombings and attacks on settlements. Arrested on May 27, Natzer is accused of raising more than NIS 1.5 million for terrorist operations, buying weapons for his operatives and organizing them into cells – each trained for a different kind of terrorist activity. Natzer recruited many operatives, and his arrest led to the arrests of dozens of those operatives.