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January 12, 2009

Refuge at Shifa Hospital -- For Hamas Leaders

Earlier we learned that Shifa hospital's maternity ward has been used by Hamas -- now the New York Times and Ha'aretz report that another underground part of the hospital is said to serve as a refuge for Hamas.

Another interesting excerpts from the Times' story:

A new Israeli weapon, meanwhile, is tailored to the Hamas tactic of asking civilians to stand on the roofs of buildings so Israeli pilots will not bomb. The Israelis are countering with a missile designed, paradoxically, not to explode. They aim the missiles at empty areas of the roofs to frighten residents into leaving the buildings, a tactic called “a knock on the roof.? . . .

Posted by TS at January 12, 2009 03:36 AM


A clarification: The NY Times did not report that the Shifa Hospital is being used as Hamas leadership's war room, but rather that Israeli intelligence officials say as much. That is what you effectively say by "is said to", but it is not fully clear to me in your sentence.


Posted by: Sage at January 13, 2009 07:39 AM

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