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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers - Video: Air Force Blows Up Hamas Commander’s Home - Media Gobble Up Hamas’ False Reports

Source: Arutz Sheva
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday.

The video indicates the amount of effort and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid and transfers by Israel of taxes collected on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which funnels part of the funds to Hamas. 

The Israeli Air Force has knocked out a number of the underground sites, but it is not known how many remain.

Hamas has copied the Hizbullah tactic used in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, when Israeli intelligence was surprised by the use of underground bunkers and tunnels against the army.

Military intelligence has been far better in Gaza. Unlike Lebanon, where then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak pulled out all Israeli army personnel in a sudden withdrawal from the southern Lebanese security Zone in 2000, Gaza has no scarcity of collaborators working against the terrorist regime.

Army spokespersons said Sunday morning that intelligence information has helped the Air Force pinpoint targets, especially the underground launching sites and a storage building for the Iranian Fajr missiles that have been fired at Tel Aviv.

Gaza, not nearly has pathetic looking as you have been lead to believe.

Video: Air Force Blows Up Hamas Commander’s Home

Source: Arutz Sheva
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

The Israeli Air Force bombed the home of Hamas northern commander Ahmed Randor Saturday afternoon in what foreign media called a strike on “civilians.”

The video shows ensuing secondary explosions, indicating that explosives were stored in the building.

The media tide against Israel has become apparent since Friday, after it was clear that Israel had dealt the terrorist organization a serious psychological and military blow by wiping out most of its Iranian-supplied Fajr medium-range missiles and senior Hamas commanders.

The New York Times headlined on Saturday "Israel Broadens Its Bombing in Gaza to Include Civilian Sites" but later changed the word “civilian” to “government.”

Its report did not mention the bombing of Randor’s home, which the video proved was a storage center for explosives.

AFP again quoted Hamas sources as fact and told its readers worldwide that Gaza “medics said 48 Gazans had been killed by early Sunday and more than 450 injured since Israel launched its air campaign on Wednesday, with at least nine militants among the 16 people killed on Saturday alone according to the latest tally.”

The French news service also did not include the aerial strike on the home of Randor.

The IDF reported that the Navy and Air Force bombed several terrorist targets, including underground rocket launchers and a major training camp operated by Hamas terrorists.

Foreign media outlets covering events in Gaza are often constrained to report within parameters set by the terrorist organizations that have created a state of fear among civlians and endangered the lives of news correspondents and their colleagues.

Gaza terrorists have repeatedly kidnapped and held foreign nationals -- often journalists -- hostage for weeks and sometimes months at a time. There have also been several cases in which those captives did not make it out alive, including a Italian citizen who was a volunteer in Gaza with the far-left International Solidarity Movement (ISM).

Islamists also threaten to resume suicide attacks in Israel

Media Gobble Up Hamas’ False Reports

Source: Arutz Sheva
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

No journalists were wounded in the reported aerial attack on a media center in Gaza, an IDF spokeswoman told Arutz Sheva Sunday morning.

AFP and other foreign media continued to repeat Hamas claims and reported a claim by health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra who was quoted as saying, "At least six journalists were wounded, with minor and moderate injuries, when Israeli warplanes hit the al-Quds TV office in…Gaza City.”

He said that witnesses reported extensive damage to the building and that journalists had evacuated after an initial strike, which was followed by at least two more on the site.

Several Hamas claims already have been proven false in the latest escalation of the missile war against Israel. Hamas staged for foreign media a man supposedly wounded and being hauled away into an ambulance, but the same man was seen minutes later walking on his own, as seen here. The BBC featured both shots and was shown up by HonestReporting.

The IDF has released a video showing Hamas' propaganda lies, as seen here.

Hamas reports of deaths and injuries are reported by fawning media although almost never verified, a tactic that Hamas has perfected and used successfully against Israel in the Operation Cast Lead four years ago.

Following the first days of Israel’s counterterrorist maneuvers, highlighted by the killing of Hamas’ military commander-in-chief, Hamas began reverting to its old tactic of reporting that women and children were victims of the counterterrorist campaign. During the Operation Cast Lead, documentation proved that Hamas hauled out pictures of dead children who, it turned out, actually had died from illnesses or accidents unrelated to the war.

Since foreign media coverage in Gaza is severely restricted, reporters depend on Hamas claims without even noting that they could not be verified.

“Medics said 48 Gazans had been killed by early Sunday and more than 450 injured since Israel launched its air campaign on Wednesday,” AFP reported as fact, for example, without bringing Israel's assessment. It continued to refer to Hamas terrorists as “militants.”

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