Gaza,  Hamas

No evidence?

The BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen writes that while he was in Gaza, “I saw no evidence… of Israel’s accusation that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields.”

If Bowen had added something like, “Of course what I saw during a highly-restricted week in Gaza in no way disproves the accusation,” I could cut him some slack. But he meant nothing like that. His personal observation is intended to be definitive.

Questions for Bowen: Did you see where any of Hamas’s rocket launchers, weapons and ammunition depots, attack tunnels or operating bases are located? If not (and I’m sure you didn’t), how in the hell can you claim to have seen “no evidence” of human shields?

On this matter, I’m inclined to take Hamas’s word over Jeremy Bowen’s. They brag about it, Jeremy.