Some Homework For Bowen




Thanks to jackde for linking to the below where it is explained how Hamas plan to take advantage of Israeli rules of engagement which limit their use of force due to the presence of civilians when they return fire on Hamas, any resultant civilian casualties will help to slow the Israelis down as they have to treat them, and the destruction of homes will increase hatred towards Israel and mobilise support for Hamas :


Captured Hamas Combat Manual Explains Benefits of Human Shields

IDF forces in the Gaza Strip found a Hamas manual on “Urban Warfare,” which belonged to the Shuja’iya Brigade of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. The manual explains how the civilian population can be used against IDF forces and reveals that Hamas knows the IDF is committed to minimizing harm to civilians.

In a portion entitled “Limiting the Use of Weapons,” the manual explains that:

The soldiers and commanders (of the IDF) must limit their use of weapons and tactics that lead to the harm and unnecessary loss of people and [destruction of] civilian facilities. It is difficult for them to get the most use out of their firearms, especially of supporting fire [e.g. artillery].

Clearly Hamas knows the IDF will limit its use of weapons in order to avoid harming civilians, including refraining from using larger firepower to support for infantry.

The manual goes on to explain that the “presence of civilians are pockets of resistance” that cause three major problems for advancing troops:

(1) Problems with opening fire
(2) Problems in controlling the civilian population during operations and afterward
(3) Assurance of supplying medical care to civilians who need it

Lastly, the manual discusses the benefits for Hamas when civilian homes are destroyed:

The destruction of civilian homes: This increases the hatred of the citizens towards the attackers [the IDF] and increases their gathering [support] around the city defenders (resistance forces[i.e. Hamas]).

It is clear that Hamas actually desires the destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure, knowing it will increase hatred for the IDF and support their fighters.

Terrorists fire from UNRWA School

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23 Responses to Some Homework For Bowen

  1. bogtrott says:

    And yet the BBC cant say anything bad against Hamas even when its in black and white.
    The enemy within.


  2. David Jones says:

    Evidence of Hamas firing a rocket from a residential area by a very, very brave Indian journalist. Pray for his safety.


    • TPO says:

      Trash TV News needs to fire its incompetent “journalists” and employ this New Delhi TV investigative reporter immediately. Only then might we learn the real truth.


    • lojolondon says:

      Funny how this brave journalist saw what was happening and reported it, meanwhile the brave BBBC saw nothing and reported what Hamas told them to.


      • Rufus McDufus says:

        Oh come off it. The BBC only has 5000 journalists due to evil toreecutz. They can’t be expected to be everywhere.


  3. joeb says:

    This is the thing – ‘The Protocols of The Elders of Zion’, which you can get on the internet, is obviously genuine. Whereas this, also from the internet, is clearly a fake.

    Do you see how this works? Geddit?

    Nothing to see here – move along, now, move along…


  4. George R says:

    For BBC-NUJ, politically embedded with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza-

    “Israeli Ambassador: Here’s What “Proportionality” In War Really Means”


  5. deegee says:

    Bowen’s fixers told him it was a cookbook for EID. I think I told you that before.


    • London Calling says:

      Ebola, anyone?


    • lojolondon says:

      You can see why the Frogs just want to open the gates and send them over here – our fault, for having such generous benefits for the lame, lazy and useless of the world.


    • The General says:

      In all the interviews with these migrants not once were they asked why they were going to such lengths to get to Britain when they were already in a ‘safe’ country.
      Obviously the best strategy to avoid the predictable answer.


  6. George R says:

    INBBC regurgitates a lot of political propaganda from UNWRA-

    “UNWRA union is run by Hamas”


  7. stuart says:

    got to admit,i have not heard to much from jeremy bowen just lately in the gaza strip,has hamas kidnapped him and are holding him as a human shield inside some hospital or school.very strange indeed how jez has dissapeared from the scene,he could be in ukraine who knows,anyway.not to worry,channel 4s own jeremy bowen are own ex of the bbc stock paul mason is doing a fine job behind the hamas lines spreading his anti israeli propaganda.


    • Not Henry Lenny says:

      they say hes on holiday now . BBC deny they removed him . Not that he ever reported anything apart from Hamas press releases.

      Mr see no evil hear no evil (Israel an exception)


  8. George R says:

    Bowen is supposed to report on the whole Middle East.
    Apart from supporting Hamas, what else does he have to say?
    Anything on the horrific treatment of Christians by Islamic jihad fascists lately?:-

    “Syria: Muslims force Christian to accept Islam, then behead him”



  9. Not Henry Lenny says:

    Just put a search for “Christian slaughter ” into theBBC and guess what it comes up with ….

    Un fucking believable !


    • Guess Who says:

      So the term is in their system, just archived in that unique way they seem able to ensure errs unidirectionally with any issue?


  10. Not Henry Lenny says:

    Just put a search for “Christian slaughter ” into theBBC and guess what it comes up with ….

    Un fucking believable !!


  11. George R says:

    “BBC Denies ‘Nonsense’ It Pulled Reporter from Gaza over Hamas Piece”