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Monday, November 12, 2012

Hamas celebrates targeting Israeli civilians - but only in Arabic

From the English website of Hamas' Al Qassam Brigades:

Al-Qassam Brigades is declaring its responsibility for the following operations as a response to Zionist aggression on the Palestinian civilians:

Day: Sunday Date: November 11th, 2012.
Time: Early Morning - Al Qassam Brigades and Palestinian factions target Israeli military sites around Gaza Strip.
These operation is part of the repelling operations against the occupation assaults on Gaza Strip and West Bank, and as a response for the ongoing aggression against Palestinian people.
Hamas has publicly claimed for years that they only target Israeli military sites with their rockets, even though it is obvious that they and the other terrorist groups aim right at Israeli communities and schoolchildren.

In Arabic, however, Hamas is celebrating the destruction of Israeli homes and the injuries of Israeli civilians. From the Arabic al-Qassam website:

The Zionist enemy admitted Monday morning the fall of several Grad rockets fired by the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip, towards the usurped "Netivot" West occupied city of Beersheba, injuring 26 and causing panic and destruction of homes.

Channel Two Hebrew reported that 26 Israeli usurpers were wounded and of panic situations after a rocket hit a house in the usurped "Netivot" west of the occupied city of Beersheba. The channel reported, on the morning of Monday, 11/12/2012, that the missile directly hit the courtyard of the house causing severe damage as well to neighboring houses, and also damage to the electricity grid in the usurped area. Occupation authorities announced the cancellation of classes in the town until further notice. Since the dawn of the day Monday, the Palestinian resistance shot more than 30 rockets at Israeli settlements around Gaza in response to the continuous Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The residents of communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip in the occupied Negev spent the nightin fear near protected areas, and since the middle of the night there was maximum alert in the region.

No pretense here that they are only targeting the IDF, and glee at whatever they can do to disrupt the lives of ordinary people. Plus they scour Israeli websites to find all the photos they can to celebrate the damage they inflict on civilians:




Even though their Arabic press releases also claim they are targeting the military, their happiness at hitting civilian targets and causing schools to close makes it obvious to their Arabic readers what the real targets are.

The UN's news site has yet to say a word about the 130 or so rockets fired at Israel since Saturday night on its Middle East page.