Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Gaza War Full of Traps and Trickery

Steven Erlanger writes in The New York Times:

Israeli intelligence officers are telephoning Gazans and, in good Arabic, pretending to be sympathetic Egyptians, Saudis, Jordanians or Libyans, Gazans say and Israel has confirmed. After expressing horror at the Israeli war and asking about the family, the callers ask about local conditions, whether the family supports Hamas and if there are fighters in the building or the neighborhood.

Karim Abu Shaban, 21, of Gaza City said he and his neighbors all had gotten such calls. His first caller had an Egyptian accent. “Oh, God help you, God be with you,” the caller began.

“It started very supportive,” Mr. Shaban said, then the questions started. The next call came in five minutes later. That caller had an Algerian accent and asked if he had reached Gaza. Mr. Shaban said he answered, “No, Tel Aviv,” and hung up.

More here.

Hat-tip: Danger Room


At Sun Jan 11, 12:46:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing, compering to what the Hamas is doing: fighting from behind children and under women dresses.

At Sun Jan 11, 07:34:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure blame the victims for your crimes of war Mr. Anonymous, take my word for it the massacre of innocent children in Gaza will haunt you until the end of times. I

At Thu Jan 15, 01:53:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is an old one saying hamas is hiding behind women and children and in schools or mosques etc.. get a grip, Israel is just on a rampage, behaving irrationally, i am busy with a petition now in my country, i want my country to call of all ties with israel, no trading, impose sanctions, and also get rid of israelies from our country, our women and children are in danger if the israelies are living in our country. i hope all other countries follow the same path.

At Mon Jan 19, 09:12:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many stupid people in this world today. Looks like education has dwindled down to nothingness to most parts of the world regardless of its country's status.

Listen those who condemns Israel. War always has its victims and that won't change.

But this war between Israel and HAMAS/Gaza is so unique that if you compare the population of Gaza and those who died one (a not-so-stupid person at that) would realize how much restraint Israel still had amidst their seige.

HAMAS doesn't want to open the borders for food and necessities to come for the Gaza residents but so they can smuggle in goods.

Blame HAMAS for hiding behind children and under the skirts of their women. Clearly they are cowards and a terrorist!

If there was a war crime that would be because of HAMAS and never Israel.


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