'Human shield' claim is a lie

your say August 13, 2014 01:00

Re: "Ukraine and Gaza are minefields for the naive and gullible", Letters, August 9.

I would like to point out to letter-writer Sono Niss that Gaza has no “Iron Dome” defence system like Israel’s to protect its citizens. Furthermore, contrary to the claims falsely made by Israeli propaganda, the rockets being launched against Israel are not being fired from schools and hospitals but from underground bunkers whose whereabouts Israeli intelligence must surely know and could easily destroy in a series of well-planned commando raids. Hamas is not protecting its missiles with its people. The truth is that Israel advises Palestinians to remain in their homes so they can more easily massacre them. 
Edward Duhigg