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    • Mark Bernadiner
    • 29.09.09 | 16:26 (IST)

    ?CNN: Hamas uses civilian infrastructure, including schools, houses, kindergarten facilities, hospitals, for storing and launching rockets and other ammunition, placing training camps inside populated areas in violation of Geneva Convention and international law. ? ?Ms. Rice, The Secretary of State, told reporters at the State Department :? Hamas participates in activities like human shields and using buildings that are not designated as military buildings to hide their fighters" Italian newspaper: Gazans say Hamas kept them in homes used by gunmen ?Palestinian civilians have accused Hamas of forcing them to stay in homes from which gunmen shot at Israeli soldiers during the recent hostilities in Gaza, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported. ? EU aid chief: Hamas 'enormously responsible' for Gaza war ?Michel echoed Israeli criticisms that Hamas used civilians as "human shields" by fighting in populated areas and, describing Hamas rocket fire on Israel as a "provocation", he said in English: "Hamas is acting in the way of a terrorist movement." Top IDF officer: Hamas made 'monstrous' use of children during Gaza op ?The IDF Gaza Division Commander on Thursday, meanwhile, branded Hamas' use of women and children during the offensive in Gaza as "monstrous" and "inhumane." Brig. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg said the civilians were sent by Hamas to transfer weapons to gunmen during the offensive. He also accused the Islamist militant group of booby-trapping many of the civilians' homes. "Entire families in Gaza lived on top of a barrel of explosives for months without knowing," Eisenberg said. ? Sources: Hamas leaders hiding in Shifa Hospital basement By Amos HarelHaaretz ?Senior Hamas officials in Gaza are hiding out in a "bunker" built by Israel, intelligence officials suspect: Many are believed to be in the basements of the Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza City, which was refurbished during Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip. ? WATCH: IDF uncovers booby-trapped school next to Gaza zoo By Haaertz Service ?Israel Defense Forces troops this week uncovered a school in the Gaza Strip rigged by Hamas militants with a large amount of explosives. The school, located next to a Gaza zoo, was entirely surrounded by a fuse connecting to the explosives. Inside the abandoned classrooms, IDF troops found a number of weapons. ? Hamas raids aid trucks, sells supplies By YAAKOV KATZ AND JPOST.COM STAFF Jerusalem Post ?Hamas on Monday raided some 100 aid trucks that Israel had allowed into Gaza, stole their contents and sold them to the highest bidders. The IDF said that since terminal activity is coordinated with UNRWA and the Red Cross, Israel could do nothing to prevent such raids, Israel Radio reported. ? For the first time, Gaza militants fire phosphorus shell at Israel By Yanir Yagna, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service ?Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired their first phosphorus shell into Israel, which exploded in an open area in the Eshkol area in the western Negev. No injuries or damage were reported. The phosphorus shell was among the 14 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday.?

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