Hamas’s armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, denied Thursday Israeli claims that it had used places of worship and civilian facilities as human shields at times of war.
The armed wing said in videotaped comments broadcast at a seminar staged by Qudsuna Center for Studies and Development in Gaza to discuss the Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists: “The existence of the Israeli occupation is the most flagrant of all human rights violations history has ever recorded.”
Al-Qassam denied Israeli claims that it had used civilians as human shields during the three Israeli military offensives on the coastal enclave of Gaza.
Al-Qassam Commander, Abu Jaafar, stressed the group’s commitment to make civilians and residential neighborhoods safe from military action.
“Al-Qassam has never targeted children or health facilities. The Israeli occupation is the only party that has targeted children, toddlers, women, places of worship, hospitals, civilians, and civil defense crews,” he added.
(Source / 10.03.2017)