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January 27, 2009

Gazans Angry at Hamas

gaza rockets.jpgA Der Spiegel reporter visited Beit Lahia, where he spoke with residents who told him that their homes were used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters to attack Israeli troops, and were even booby trapped by Hamas. Many blamed Hamas for the destruction that surrounded them.

But they also expressed that there isn't much they can do about it. "Many people are now against Hamas but that won't change anything," one said. "Because anyone who stands up to them is killed."

Read the piece here. More on Hamas's use of human shields can be found here.

Posted by GI at January 27, 2009 02:15 PM


why don't you refer to the article by Lorenzo Cremonesi in Corriere della Sera from a couple of weeks ago that makes the same point at length? Actually, there were several articles, I think.

Cremonesi is a respected reporter, better known than whomever you cite at Der Spiegel.

Posted by: Elliott A Green at January 28, 2009 04:08 AM

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