The IDF on Saturday night released aerial photos of Hamas facilities targeted by IAF fighter pilots on Saturday in Operation ‘Cast Lead.’
The photos show the military training facilities Hamas has developed in Gaza, from where Israel forcibly evicted close to 10,000 of its Jewish citizens in August 2005 in hopes of establishing peace with its Palestinian Authority Arab neighbors.
Hamas embeds its military and training facilities in civilian areas, knowing that Israel is most careful about bombing such areas. Almost all the Gaza casualties are Hamas terrorists. The civilians who have been and will be killed, are, according to the Geneva Conventions, put at risk by Hamas, thus Hamas are responsible for their deaths, not Israel, who are defending themselves against terrorist aggression:
Article 28 of the Geneva Conventions: The presence of a protected person may not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations.
In short: Hamas are committing war crimes by using civilians as human shields.
As for the French who are accusing Israel of a disproportionate response, well, here’s a news flash: disproportionate response is exactly how wars are won. But then that’s not something the French would recognize since their military default is total surrender.
For the complete list of targets with photos, please click here.