16th November 2012
Deliberately so. A standard tactic of jihadists is to hide behind ‘human shields’, so that they can then go crying to the international press when defensive responses involve civilians — if you can call anybody in Gaza a civilian, legitimately. (Certainly Hamas refuses to accord civilian status to any Jew, in Israel or not.)
And if that doesn’t work, they just make it up, as the BBC footage I recently linked to makes clear.