Thursday, July 17, 2014

Does Hamas Really Kill Its Own Civilians?

Gaza Strip NGO Safety Office Project (GANSO) is a project of CARE International, funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) with the aim of providing the information and analysis the NGO community needs in order to implement humanitarian projects safely.

CARE International is an international, non profit, secular confederation of 12 member organisations committed to fighting global poverty and delivering emergency aid in times of humanitarian crisis. CARE International’s Secretariat is based in Geneva and the 12 members work in more than 60 countries around the world.

A check from the beginning of the year of reports of Gazan civilians killed by Hamas' own rocket fire, shows:-

9-22 January Of 36 Home Made Rockets (HMRs)/Mortars, 19 landed in Gaza.

23 January-5 February 50% fell inside Gaza.

6-19 February no mention.

20 February-5 March 6 dropped in Gaza.

6-19 March 24 out of 64 firings dropped short/exploded on-site.

20 March-2 April
9 civilians injured and 1 death due to accidents involving explosive devices and unexploded ordnance.

3-16 April
3 fatalities and 6 injuries due to accidental explosions.

17-30 April
8 rockets dropped short out of 24.

In summary, a significant percentage of rockets and mortars fired off by Hamas and Islamic Jihad fall short, never making it across the Green Line and do cause fatalities and injuries among civilians.

Over 1350 rockets have so far, at least, been fired at Israel since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. Just h
ow many of those fell short and caused death, injury and destruction of property?

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