Hamas Rockets Hit their Own Civilians Twice as Often as They Hit Israelis


This sort of thing is not really a problem for Hamas, which is unique in viewing its own civilians not only as collateral damage, but as successful hits so long as their deaths can be blamed on Israel. That was the case with Mahmoud Sadallah, a Muslim child presented to the Egyptian Prime Minister by the Hamas leader in a splashy photo op, who was actually killed by a Hamas rocket.

Sixty out of the 703 rockets Hamas fired during the four days of Operation Pillar of Defense fell inside the Gaza Strip on Palestinian civilians, PMO Spokesman said on Twitter on Saturday.

Only 27 of the rockets fell on urban areas in Israel.

Hamas would rather have a higher kill ratio of Israelis, but it will also accept a kill ratio of their own Gazan Muslims. And if they can’t kill Israelis, they can still terrorize them with constant launches and remain relevant that way while giving their Qatari backers a good show for their money. As long as Israelis are running to shelters in major cities and Obama is pleading with Egypt and Turkey to convince Hamas to accept a ceasefire, then Hamas is still winning.

  • fcallen

    Twice as many rockets fall back on Gaza, plus the population density is how many times greater than that of the Israeli target zone? Factor that into your calculation and you can work out how many Gaza civilian dead are likely to be a result of "fiendly fire".

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "you can work out how many Gaza civilian dead are likely to be a result of "fiendly fire""

      Not to be picky about your phraseology, because I know what you mean, but technically no jihadi arms use can ever be termed as friendly. They want to kill anyone and anything, and they'll work out how to exploit it after "allah" decides who gets whacked and when.

  • Ricky Michael

    These high percision rockets were probably bulit in Iran. Be afraid my friends, very afraid.

    • Mary Sue

      yeah that's what they've been saying, so I don't doubt it.

      • Ricky Michael

        That's what they get for importing their guidance systems from the Matel Toy Company.

        • Mary Sue

          Now, now, Mattel does some good work!

          More like they get their guidance systems from Kenner™ (toy company) ;)

          • Ricky Michael

            Hahaha, I never thought of that. You could be right.

            Do you know what they say right after they fire one off???

            Uh-Oh

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "More like they get their guidance systems from Kenner™ (toy company) ;)"

            Um, I don't get it…?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Hamas shoots itself in the foot without taking it out of their mouth. No matter what these clods do
    they are part of a real threat and should not be taken as the mother ship of evil, that is Iran
    and other large Islamist states…..Israelis can not live with a firing platform which is Gaza and
    Sharon, how could he not forsee this, made me ill when it was done, giving Gaza to terrorists
    and what part of clean it out permanently and destroy the enablers is so hard to understand.
    Gaza must promote rants within those who knew this was destined but avoidable, Gaza is
    what is brought about by leftist thinking and subversive activities. Either this is the end of
    Hamas or the beginning of another wasted chance to end the irrational aspect of Israeli life
    that wastes the lives of the proud, competent, fearless IDF………………William

  • dale

    PMO Spokesman? Would that be the British or Canadian PMO? Prime Ministers Office? Or would that be the PMO spokesman for India? Oh, the Israeli PMO spokesman (ie hired propagandist). Does he have a name?

    This story, word for word, is repeated endlessly in the right wing echo chamber, but there are no legitimate press stories to confirm Israeli claims. The most suspicious part of the story is that all these failed rocket launches fell on civilians. This is a clever way to blame civilian deaths on Hamas, which is the Israeli propaganda talking point. The bully always blames the victim, doubling down on the bullying by denying responsibility and blaming the victim for his own suffering.

    I could not find the PMO tweet on twitter. At any rate, falling on civilian areas is not the same as the claim that the rockets fell on civilians. Nor could I find the claim repeated at the IDF Facebook site. Please provide a credible source for both the tweet and the source, with evidence.

    All claims by people at war should be questioned. ONly evidence that supports a claim has credibility.

    A lie repeated may be believed but it is still a lie.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "The bully always blames the victim, doubling down on the bullying by denying responsibility and blaming the victim for his own suffering"

      Oh please.

      Liars always lie. Dupes always believe them. You're a dupe.

      "A lie repeated may be believed but it is still a lie."

      Perhaps you should work on correctly discerning them in the first place before pretending to school others.