Now footage broadcast by Hamas on its Al-Aqsa TV documents what Israel has been reporting - that Hamas is launching its rockets from residential areas near civilian homes, essentially using the civilians as human shields.
See below for more picture of launches near homes.
Click to see a series of launches by Hamas near homes, broadcast on Hamas TV in
In the past, Hamas has expressed pride in its policy of using civilians as human shields, and during the Gaza war (2008-2009) Palestinian eye witnesses explained how they became human shields when Hamas used their property as a launching site for rockets.
See Palestinian Media Watch's earlier reports on Operation Pillar of Defense:
#1 on Ahmed Al-Ja'abari, head of Hamas' military wing.
#2 on PA leaders' responses to killing of Al-Ja'abari.
#3 on Hamas' false information about its success
#4 on Hamas' videos threatening to resume suicide attacks#5 on Hamas' videos promising death to Israeli soldiers
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