Hamas fighters said to cop to human shield use

A number of Hamas members interrogated by the Shin Bet have confessed to effectively using civilians as human shields during military operations in Gaza, the IDF says.

Many of the reported confessions back-up IDF claims that Hamas used mosques, hospitals and playgrounds as hiding places for weapons, cover for tunnels, cover for attacks and hideouts for its leadership.

In some of the more disturbing revelations, Hamas operative Nafez Shaluf told the Shin Bet that Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists would often hide in Rafah’s Al-Hajar Hospital, and one time Shaluf saw them throwing patients out of the hospital and onto the street.

An unnamed operative also told agents that Hamas planned to stash captured soldiers in a playground.

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