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  7/9/2013, Av 2, 5773

Netanyahu: Hamas Shooting Rockets from Soccer Fields


Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met Tuesday with FIFA President Joseph Blatter and presented evidence of Hamas terrorists committing "war crimes." In response to comments made by President Blatter during his visit to Israel, the prime minister decided to introduce evidence of soccer fields in Gaza being used as launching pads for rockets aimed at Israel.

Prime Minister Netanyahu called it "double war crimes -- hiding behind the civilian populations and using and football (soccer) fields to attack Israeli civilians." FIFA is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.