More evidence unfolds that Hamas ARE using Palestinian civilians as human shields whilst there is NO evidence (except from the likes of George Galloway and his ridicules supporters) that Israel has EVER used civilians as human shields.
International community must hold Hamas accountable, says Col. Kemp
After the extraordinary report yesterday by Amnesty International on the brutality and murder by Hamas of innocent Palestinians living in Gaza and the renewed rocket fire from Gaza yesterday this new report on their use of human shields against Israel comes out today...
Former commander of British forces in Afghanistan Col Kemp speaks.
"The laws of armed conflict require them [Hamas] to evacuate civilians if they are using an area as a military position,” explained Col. Richard Kemp. "it is essential for the international community to hold Hamas responsible for what happens in the Gaza Strip."
His comments are all the more relevant in light of the rocket that was fired from the Strip Tuesday.
"As the governing power in Gaza, Hamas is responsible for actions emanating from its territory and trying to shift the blame is not acceptable."
“Hamas is not blamed for using human shields. [According to the laws of war] they are not allowed to coerce civilians to come to where an attack might take place or where weapons are stored,” Kemp said.
"Last summer’s war exposed Hamas operating from within civilian environments, firing rockets next to buildings and mingling with the civilian population in Gaza. The rocket fired Tuesday was similarly fired from an area proximate to civilians."
Kemp, who gave testimony to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into 2014’s Operation Protective Edge, asserts that it is time for Israel to work with Western governments to apply pressure on the Palestinians in regards to Gaza.
“Hamas must not use international finance UN schools that demonize Israel, not finance the tunnels [Hamas builds], not finance people who bring in weapons,” he said.
"Furthermore, the international community can play an effective role to hold Hamas accountable for its egregious violations of international laws of war. It could even contribute to the blockade of Gaza," he said.
“More than symbolic gestures, [countries should] contribute to the military blockade of Gaza. Many countries say they want demilitarization. Well, let’s put the money where the mouth is.”
BREAKING NEWS: ISRAEL SAYS GAZA WILL PAY A HEAVY PRICE FOR ROCKET FIRE YESTERDAY. WHILST PATHETIC IDIOTS STILL BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL ARE THE AGGRESSORS AND THAT THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES!