Hamas Encourages Using Civilians as Shields

In a video released by the IDF, Hamas spokesman is heard encouraging Gazans to continue volunteering to be human shields.

Elad Benari ,

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit continues to expose Hamas’s use of civilians as human shields.

Hours after it published photographic evidence of this, it published another video, this time of Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri admitting that the group uses civilians as human shields and encouraging Gazans to continue to do this.

Abu Zuhri’s comments were made on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV. He referred to the night of June 8, when the IDF avoided civilian casualties by aborting an air strike. He then encouraged Palestinian Arabs in Gaza to continue the practice in order to deter IDF strikes.