Captured Hamas Combat Manual Explains Benefits of Using Human Shields

Attention Geraldo, Joe Scarboro, CNN, PMSNBC, NYTs, WaPo, LA Times, etc…

IDF Forces have made a discovery that proves that the practice of launching bombs into Israel from densely populated areas is a PR tactic employed to provoke a response from the IDF that results in a maximum number of civilian casualties.  It’s not a result (sorry Hillary Clinton) of  Gaza being such a small, densely populated territory, they just can’t help it.

Actually they can help it.

IDF forces in the Gaza Strip found a Hamas manual on “Urban Warfare,” which belonged to the Shuja’iya Brigade of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. The manual explains how the civilian population can be used against IDF forces and reveals that Hamas knows the IDF is committed to minimizing harm to civilians.

Throughout Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has continuously used the civilian population of Gaza as human shields. The discovery of a Hamas “urban warfare” manual by IDF forces reveals that Hamas’ callous use of the Gazan population was intentional and preplanned.

This Hamas urban warfare manual exposes two truths: (1) The terror group knows full well that the IDF will do what it can to limit civilian casualties. (2) The terror group exploits these efforts by using civilians as human shields against advancing IDF forces.


In a portion entitled “Limiting the Use of Weapons,” the manual explains that:

The soldiers and commanders (of the IDF) must limit their use of weapons and tactics that lead to the harm and unnecessary loss of people and [destruction of] civilian facilities. It is difficult for them to get the most use out of their firearms, especially of supporting fire [e.g. artillery].

Clearly Hamas knows the IDF will limit its use of weapons in order to avoid harming civilians, including refraining from using larger firepower to support for infantry.

The manual goes on to explain that the “presence of civilians are pockets of resistance” that cause three major problems for advancing troops:

(1) Problems with opening fire
(2) Problems in controlling the civilian population during operations and afterward
(3) Assurance of supplying medical care to civilians who need it

Lastly, the manual discusses the benefits for Hamas when civilian homes are destroyed:

The destruction of civilian homes: This increases the hatred of the citizens towards the attackers [the IDF] and increases their gathering [support] around the city defenders (resistance forces[i.e. Hamas]).

It is clear that Hamas actually desires the destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure, knowing it will increase hatred for the IDF and support their fighters.

Is there a bigger useful idiot for Hamas in the West than “dyed-in-the-wool Zionist”, Geraldo Rivera, who sneered at Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros on Monday for questioning his position on the Israel/Hamas War, telling her she “should be ashamed” and claiming that “Israel is alone in the world” because of people like her?

Rivera had been blasting Israel for the high number of civilian deaths since the start of its offensive in Gaza, including for a strike on a United Nations facility where people had been sheltering.

“They put these kids in a school, they put weapons deliberately in a school, then Israel strikes and people like you get up and defend a terrorist organization,” Tantaros said on Fox News’ “Outnumbered.”

“What is a ‘person like me’?” Rivera demanded.

“It’s an apologist for a terrorist organization,” Tantaros said.

“You should be ashamed of yourself for saying that to me of all people,” Rivera said. “There’s a Jewish star tattooed on my hand, I am a dyed-in-the-wool Zionist, I would die for Israel, this is appalling.”

Tantaros interjected, “Whose side are we on?”

“Whose side are we on when there are 1,800 dead civilians and women and children are bleeding on camera, and you are not moved by that?” Rivera said.

The back-and-forth went on, with Rivera ultimately declaring, “Israel is alone in the world and attitudes like yours will make it isolated more and more.”

The sad irony, of course,  is that by loudly and balefully broadcasting civilian deaths, blaming Israel, and uncritically accepting Hamas’ casualty numbers, “”people like” Geraldo actually aid and abet Hamas in their brutal tactic of putting their own people in harm’s way to turn the international community against Israel – making them “alone in the world.”

Hamas was democratically elected in 2006, by the way. Is it not likely that the majority of the people of Gaza approve of these tactics?

Look at what Israel has to deal with: Israel Saves Palestinian Child, Mother Still Wants Him To Be Martyr:

“We feel that life is nothing. Life isn’t worth a thing, that’s why we have suicide bombers…”

And yet, via Gateway Pundit: “May Allah Curse Them!” Gazans Share Harsh Words for Hamas (Video)

The mainstream media rarely reports about Palestinians living in Gaza criticizing Hamas and calling for better relations with Israel, but CBN News found a few of them inside the war zone.
 Remember that France24 reporter in Gaza who had to duck on live TV because he was so close to a Hamas rocket as it fired?Well, he’s found something else–and it’s something the State Department should watch (but won’t).
Journalists from India’s NDTV say they have captured stunning footage of Hamas preparing and launching a rocket from a site near a Gaza hotel:

Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: Sunday’s Gaza UNRWA School Bombing Was COMPLETELY STAGED

On Sunday the Obama White House criticized Israel for firing on terrorists operating near a United Nations School in Gaza. Ten people were reportedly killed when Israel targeted terrorists on a motorcycle near the school.
The Obama State Department said:

The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least ten more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed.

But it was all a hoax.
Hamas staged the entire media spectacle.

Jack Kelly, RCP: Satan Supports Hamas

Starvation has claimed the lives of 128 people — 18 of them children or babies — in the Palestinian refugee camp since the conflict began. But the Yarmouk Camp is in Syria, where images of atrocities go viral only when misrepresented as coming from Gaza, so the world has paid little attention to their suffering.

“My Twitter and Facebook feeds would have me believe that the only noteworthy military conflict in the world today is that between Israel and Hamas,” wrote Jonathan Messing, a research fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, at “Either many of you care about war only when it involves a Jew holding a gun, or you are woefully unaware of what else is going on in the world.”

“It must be so awkward having to check whether the dead child is from Gaza or Syria before deciding whether to be morally outraged,” tweeted Marc Lynch, director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University.

The sequence of events triggered by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers reminded Clarice Feldman that “Providence isn’t just a city in Rhode Island.” She wrote at that “had thugs not brutally murdered three young men in Israel, the Israelis would not have stepped up efforts to find those responsible. Had the Israelis not done so, Hamas would not have begun the rocket barrage. Had the rocket barrage not occurred … the Israelis would not have entered Gaza … would not have found the tunnel system … nor learned of the long-planned Hamas effort to send thousands of their troops deep into lightly guarded Israeli communities on the holiest of days, Rosh Hashanah, to murder thousands.”

The elaborate tunnel system was dug in part by child labor, according to a 2012 paper in the Journal of Palestine Studies. Each of the 31 tunnels discovered so far cost about $1 million to build. “At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels,” the author of the journal article says he was told by Hamas officials. “Much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies.”

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Video: The Ultimate Obama “I will Not Rest Until…” Mash-up

It was only a matter of time before the Washington Free Beacon got around to creating a video mocking Obama for one of his favorite rhetorical tics.

I will not rest until….everyone has a job… veterans are taken care of…. we’ve tracked down the folks who attacked the consulate — etc, etc, etc…

He doesn’t mean a word of it. As soon as he’s done with the speech, he’s taking a huge rest – possibly another vacation or a trip to the golf course. Or even the second floor West Wing study in the White House where he’s said to watch a lot of sports television.. For Obama, taking action on something that people actually want done, means giving a speech. When it comes to his actual agenda – which of course, is hugely unpopular with the American people – that needs to be shoved down their throats through executive fiat. But not before a lot of resting.


Video: 5 Ugly Pro-Hamas Rallies Over The Past Week

Radical Islamists and leftists have united to hold virulent, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel protests in support of Hamas over the past week in major cities across America – Los Angeles, Washington DC and in NY – to name a few.  And they looked about like what you would expect protests supporting terrorists would look like. Ugly, violent, profane, and mob-like…

The protest in NY turned out a little differently than the terror supporters had in mind, however –  being that they decided to parade through the heavily Jewish Diamond District. I saved that one for last – to be a palette cleanser. Because I kid you not – these videos are stomach-churning.

Via Weasel Zippers:  Anti-Israel Protesters Wave Hamas Flag, Chant Of “Long Live The Intifada!”…In Los Angeles:

Videos via a Ringos Pictures.

Via Young Republicans: What This Pro-Hamas Mob Did To A Marine IN FRONT OF The White House Is Outrageous:

One Marine dared to wade directly into the swirling sh*t-storm – after the pro-Israel faction had to be escorted out by the police for their own safety.

From Breitbart:

On Saturday, a massive pro-Palestine and anti-Israel protest took place in Washington D.C. in front of the White House. The crowd, which numbered around 10,000 according to a DC police officer, shouted chants of “free, free Palestine,” “end the genocide,” and had a number of speakers appear, including left-wing professor Cornell West.

A group of pro-Israel protestors showed up — and were encircled by police with barricades. The crowd shouted at the group and blew blowhorns in their direction. The pro-Israeli group had to be escorted out of the crowd in police vans.

One pro-Israel protestor showed up on the other side of the crowd, alone, with an Israel flag in one hand and an an American flag in the other.

The pro-Palestine protestors grew belligerent — shouting slogans at him, giving him the middle finger. One tried to light his Israeli flag on fire.

You can see the Marine wiping his face in the video as a result of being repeatedly spat upon.


Keep in mind the distressing fact that as a matter of official policy, the United States is now more on the side of the spitting, flag-burning, genocidal pro-Hamas side of this conflict – than the pro- Western civilization Israeli side.

This shocking, violent pro-Hamas rally took place in Miami, last week.

These people clearly feel empowered. They’re not even hiding their disgusting anti-Antisemitism anymore.

In this pro-Hamas rally in Baltimore, protesters argue that Hamas is not a terrorist organization because they were “Democratically elected” – as if that somehow  mitigates their brutal, terrorist leanings.

And now for the palette cleanser via Allen WestSpontaneous pro-Israel rally shuts down pro-Hamas supporters in NY:

The lack of knowledge and understanding about Israel’s fight and right for survival is unconscionable and disheartening. It is the product of liberal media bias and Leftist anti-Semitic propaganda aligned with Islamists.

“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” the protestors chanted, meaning they advocated the destruction of Israel.

The term Palaestinia was introduced by Roman Emperor Hadrian to punish the Jews after the Bar Kohkba revolt. If the word Palestine has anything to do with a certain people, it is not Arabs — it is the Jewish people. It is not the West Bank. It is Judea and Samaria. The effective manipulation of history and language has worked and that is why we must reverse the tactic, and expose it as a lie.

Hamas is a terrorist organization, not a humanitarian one. Are these people on the side of terror or humanity?



Roger L. Simon, PJ Media: Welcome to the 1930s:

A decade ago, I was in Paris to research a novel I never wrote and was taken to the bainlieu, witnessing firsthand Muslim neighborhoods seething with more hate than anything I had seen on trips to Cairo or even Jenin. The initials NTMJ were scrawled everywhere (short for “nique ta mere, juif” – fuck your mother, Jew). I was aware that “juif” in those Paris suburbs had become a curse word for anything from a broken fountain pen to a lost subway pass.

But I was not prepared for the way the angry curses of the so-called Arab street would be taken up with such alacrity as they are now by the very people who had marched the Jews into the camps in the first place, the Europeans. They include, it now seems, some of the extreme right of old but even more of today’s radical left and supposed center.

Even in America, anti-Semitism is making a dramatic comeback with the Democratic Party (not the Republicans, thankfully, so far), now split between blaming Israel and the Palestinians/Hamas for the current Gaza War, even though hardly any of these self-described “liberals” could begin to debate the obvious truth spoken by Benyamin Netanyahu: “If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel.”