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Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed
Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014

Posted on 07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT by george76

And why reporters won’t talk about it.

The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk.

So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as a command post making headlines? In part, it’s because the location is so un-secret that Hamas regularly meets with reporters there. On July 15, for example, William Booth of the Washington Post wrote that the hospital “has become a de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders, who can be seen in the hallways and offices.” Back in 2006, PBS even aired a documentary showing how gunmen roam the halls of the hospital, intimidate the staff, and deny them access to protected locations within the building—where the camera crew was obviously prohibited from filming. Yet the confirmation that Hamas is using Gaza City’s biggest hospital as its de facto headquarters was made in the last sentence of the eighth paragraph of Booth’s story—which would appear to be the kind of rookie mistake that is known in journalistic parlance as “burying the lede.”

But Booth is no rookie—he’s an experienced foreign reporter, which means that he buried the lede on purpose. Why?

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reporting only the news that Hamas deems fit to print from Shifa Hospital isn’t actually reporting at all: It’s propaganda.

(Excerpt) Read more at tabletmag.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Egypt; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; egypt; enemedia; gaza; gazacity; hamas; iran; israel; media; mediabias; memebuilding; msm; msn; newspapers; oldmedia; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; shifa; shifahospital; sinai; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Because the LSM hates Jews as much as Hamas.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 7:41:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: george76
It's really very simple. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Islam is against western civilization. So is liberalism and the main stream media. That makes them allies.

3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: george76

You have to read the foreign press to know what’s happening that the US press won’t report.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: george76
Was Obama’s portrait hanging on the wall?
5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:44:17 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: george76
fill it full of pig guts and pig crap and seal it up...
6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: george76

Those towel-headed cockroaches will hide anywhere.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:47:00 PM PDT by boycott
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To: george76

You’d think a military headquarters underneath a hospital would tell reporters something. Apparently not.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:48:51 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SkyDancer

I agree, but I believe this particular news/website is based here in the states (NY).


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: george76

which would appear to be the kind of rookie mistake that is known in journalistic parlance as “burying the lede.”

Or if you’re not a rookie, it’s called hard-hitting reporting. To non-reporters it’s known as lying.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 7:53:01 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: george76

11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:54:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: george76

Blow it all up.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 7:55:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jane Long

FNC has been very high-pitched all day about this... apparently Israel is going to open up a much-delayed and deeply necessary infernal can of whoop-ass.

Do it, Bibi, speak to them in the only language they understand. They want to drive you into the sea? Drive them into hell.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 7:55:24 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: UCANSEE2

There’s mountains in Gaza??


14 posted on 07/29/2014 7:59:16 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: george76
Sorry, that was the wrong hospital.

Here is the one in Gaza.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: canuck_conservative
Islamabad.

It's all bad when it comes to Islam.

16 posted on 07/29/2014 8:00:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: canuck_conservative

Uh... I goofed.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 8:00:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Paladin2

Gaza Delenda Est


18 posted on 07/29/2014 8:01:45 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: txhurl

Let’s Roll


19 posted on 07/29/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: bramps

I wouldn’t doubt it. With lipstick imprints, no less.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 8:03:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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21 posted on 07/29/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: txhurl

GOOD! Bibi.....do eeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!1!!1!


22 posted on 07/29/2014 8:06:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Paladin2

Monte Cassino, thought to be an observation post, was bombed into ruins by the Allies in 2/44. A command center with a hospital facade is little different.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 8:06:56 PM PDT by gasport (President Omoeba needs to evolve a spine)
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To: george76

Level it.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 8:07:38 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: redlegplanner

Once it sets into ‘Palestinians’ that Israel is fed up - and if I were in Gaza I’d sure realize - they SHOULD turn Hamas over to IDF.

When ‘Palestinians’ support Hamas, they get rubble. When they obliterate Hamas, they will get first-world, first-class infrastructure: hospitals, universities, food distribution systems, housing. Jobs.

I’m hoping the worm is turning against Hamas....


25 posted on 07/29/2014 8:08:49 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: txhurl

I hope so. in the mean time, Israel can do us all a favor and ‘splain to the savages what happens when you poke a nation state often enough.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: gasport

And we bombed it into gravel.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 8:15:44 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: UCANSEE2
remember that woman who was the Perpetual victim model in all those IRAQI propganda photos...standing wailing in fron of her bombed home?

gaza may have one too.....

in the first frame....she arrives at Gaza's hospital

http://i.imgur.com/y1QvgvJ.gif
28 posted on 07/29/2014 8:21:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: george76

All your base are belong to us.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: george76

How many Palestinians are worth one Israeli life?
According to Hamas, its over 1,000: “On 18 October 2011, he (Gilad Shalit) was released in a deal that secured his freedom after more than five years in isolation and captivity, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, including some convicted of multiple murders”


30 posted on 07/29/2014 8:23:39 PM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: Jane Long

Most part I have to follow foreign press to see what’s happening at home. US press is on the side of Hamas and also incorrectly reports the fighting. It’s the Israelis that are doing all the war crimes according to ABCNBCCBS etc ....


31 posted on 07/29/2014 8:25:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Paladin2

There must be a bunker buster or flammable gas bomb big enough to take it out leaving a large sterile crater.


32 posted on 07/29/2014 8:35:36 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall pass.")
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To: SkyDancer

Yep. Rush said CNN is the Hamas Channel. They all are.


33 posted on 07/29/2014 8:45:40 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Even FNC has been showing rubble and putting reporters into the field that can only be needled by Prince whatsis from Saudi.

The anchors are revulsed by it, but paid footage of ‘Palestine’ is getting the air.


34 posted on 07/29/2014 8:53:34 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: txhurl

See this....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3186688/posts


35 posted on 07/29/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: boycott
They are not towels.

They are sheets.

36 posted on 07/29/2014 8:57:05 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Jane Long

Well I’m coming home after a four year job in Australia. I will still follow the foreign press to learn what’s really happening in the world. I read the Jerusalem Post and others.


37 posted on 07/29/2014 9:00:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: george76

Hospitals use a lot of water. Blow the water main, Water travels down hill... fill the bunker with water, preserve the hospital. Post snipers at mail exits, finish them off as the flee. As a demo, This happened near UCLA just this afternoon... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/water-main-break-floods-ucla-campus-sunset-blvd-article-1.1884801


38 posted on 07/29/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks george76.
So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as a command post making headlines? In part, it’s because the location is so un-secret that Hamas regularly meets with reporters there. On July 15, for example, William Booth of the Washington Post... Back in 2006, PBS even aired a documentary showing how gunmen roam the halls of the hospital, intimidate the staff, and deny them access to protected locations within the building—where the camera crew was obviously prohibited from filming.

39 posted on 07/30/2014 8:25:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: redlegplanner

Re:
“Gaza Delenda Est”

Drive ‘em into the Sea - it worked for Moses.

And let’s not forget, sharks gotta eat.

;-)


40 posted on 07/31/2014 7:02:01 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools


41 posted on 07/31/2014 9:25:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: george76

Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

Should be changed to this:

Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza razed.


42 posted on 08/01/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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