Brigitte Gabriel experienced firsthand the fear that accompanies being used as a human shield by Palestinians. As a child she and her family were used to protect a mobile rocket launcher which would move from house to house on her street, using the cover that the civilians provided as a defense in their attacks on Israel.
She describes the Palestinians as â€œhaving perfected using children to win the worldâ€™s sympathy.â€ She describes one retaliatory strike by Israel in her neighborhood which wounded a woman and her two children. The evening news vilified Israel and showed video of the damage and injuries, with no mention of the provocations. She quotes the Lebanon television as saying â€œLook how horrible the Israelis are, they are killing children.â€
She says that â€œsince the Palestinians cannot win militarily against Israel, they use their own children as disposable collateral in order to win the war of public opinion against Israel.â€
Gabriel describes the extensive efforts that the Israelis go to in order to minimize the loss of civilian life and asks why it is that none of the collateral damage and loss of life is attributed to errant Hamas rockets, a large number of which fall upon the civilians of Gaza as well.
She says succinctly that â€œPalestinians do not value the lives of their children and that they are willing to sacrifice their children in the cause of jihad.â€
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