If there were ever more proof needed that the terrorists of Gaza care little about the lives of their own people, including children, then here it is.
Unlike Hamas, who hurl rockets in to Israel indiscriminately, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) call residents of buildings in Gaza before striking them, giving them the opportunity to flee and save their lives. In a new video, the IDF begs a Gazan man on the other end of the line to evacuate a targeted house, saying that he is responsible for the lives of the children inside.
“If the children have to die, they will die,” the man replied.
The Gazan man in the video (below) initially tries to buy time by saying, “I can’t get all of the people out; I need at least two hours to get them out.”
“Listen, we’re going to bomb the building,” the IDF said.
This exchange followed:
Gazan man: You want to bomb? Bomb whatever you want.
IDF: No, brother. We need to do everything we can so you don’t die.
Gazan man: We want to die.
IDF: But you have a responsibility for children’s lives.
Gazan man: If the children need to die then they’ll die.
IDF: God forbid. God forbid. What do you want? To die?
Gazan man: This is how we reveal our cruelty.
“If Hamas thought they could just fire rockets and sit back and enjoy immunity, that is false,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week. “We are targeting a terrorist organization that is targeting our civilians, and hiding behind their civilians, using them as human shields.”
In May 2018, The Times of Israel reported:
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Sunday called on the Security Council to condemn the Hamas terror group for its use of children as human shields during mass protests along the Gaza border fence. Danon sent a letter to the top UN council calling on it “to condemn Hamas’s use of civilians and children.”
Danon wrote: “[D]uring these protests, expected to escalate as part of the ‘Days of Rage’ declared by the Palestinian leadership, Hamas, the internationally recognized terrorist organization, plans to exploit innocent Palestinian children as human shields and place them directly in harm’s way. … Hamas is committing grave violations of international law. Their terrorists continue to hide behind innocent children to ensure their own survival and their leaders incite the people of Gaza to violence.”
These are truly evil people.