Hamas calls for human shields in Gaza

What’s interesting about this clip from the Hamas-Gaza channel Al Aqsa TV is that the speakers implicitly acknowledge what Israel’s enemies almost never admit– that the IDF tries to avoid civilian casualties.

“The martyr Nizar Riyan” was a Hamas leader killed at home in an Israeli air strike during Operation Cast Lead in 2009, along with his four wives and 11 of his children.

Prior to striking Riyan’s house, which was being used as an arms depot, the IDF warned his family about the imminent attack and urged them to evacuate the place, but they refused to do so (or more likely Riyan would not allow them to do so). This was acknowledged by his son-in-law.