“There are people close to our target,” says an Israeli pilot on a Gaza bombing run, the Algemeiner reported. “It looks like there are people, possibly children in our targeted area.” “We are not going to strike this target now,” reportedly comes the operator’s response. “Let’s move on.”
From the same piece: Abu Ali, a driver for his family business who identified himself only by his first names to avoid Hamas retribution, insisted that at least in his immediate neighborhood, the movement was widely reviled.
“Everybody here hates Hamas,” he said. “But they’re too afraid to say so publicly. Our food comes from Israel but what we give them in return is rockets — rockets that don’t even make little holes in the ground.”