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  8/4/2014, Av 8, 5774

Imam Blasts Hamas for Using Civilians as Human Shields


During a recent televised debate, a French-Moroccan Imam lashed out at Hamas for using civilians as human shields.

The Imam, Rachid Birbach, said that Gazans were caught between a rock and a hard place: between the Israeli bombardments and the "even more terrible" abuse and siege by Hamas.

“We reject extremism, be it Islamic or Israeli extremism,” he said in the debate, which aired on France 24 TV on July 24 and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).