Skip to comments.Israel-Gaza Conflict: Harper Says Hamas Using Human Shields Against Airstrikes
Posted on 07/13/2014 11:50:15 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
OTTAWA - Terrorists are deliberately placing people in the path of an Israeli offensive aimed at stopping rocket attacks from Gaza, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Harper says there is evidence that Hamas, listed by Canada as a terrorist organization, is using human shields in its attempts to stave off the Israeli offensive.
"The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification," Harper said in a statement issued Sunday.
"It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region."
Harper also called on other world leaders to rally behind Israel as it tries to prevent rockets being fired from Gaza into its territory.
Silence, he suggested, would only embolden Israel's attackers.
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Note to FReepers & mods: HuffPo Canada is a *lot* better than the US version; they maintain a stable of high-quality conservative contributors.
Glad to hear our friends to the North care about Israel..a shame we can’t get that kind of thinking here in America, a Israel hating press who doesn’t understand that Hamas puts rockets in the homes of women and children so that when they die, they can be used as martyrs for the cause and the media falls for it every time..of course they do, the US media despises Israel and roots for Hamas
There is NO free journalism in the USA.
It’s what they do - it’s how they fight - hide behind civilian esp. kids. Then they shout “Lookit what those evil Israeli’s do! Shoot at kids”
Since they are using human shields, the innocent blood is upon their hands and heads.
If you kill the human shields and destroy the targets any way, then the enemy will have to find other methods to resist.
And the “shields” might start rethinking their relationship to the bad guys.
Do you still get to claim "innocent bystander" status after you've welcomed known terrorists into your homes and neighborhoods?
For many, it’s like living in a gang-controlled neighbourhood. Until they turn the readily-available AK47s and RPGs on their own “leaders”, they can look forward to Isaeli bombings on a recurrent basis.
Just giving them an opportunity to receive virgins, the men anyway.
That is a 3D version of the line drawing.
No, but since the innocent I refer to are women and children, who are property in Islamic cultures, there's not much they can do to keep them out.
Good that Stephen Harper — who has become the true leader of the free world due to our leadership vacuum — is speaking out repeatedly on this issue.
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