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Archbishop: Hamas Fired Out of Our Church in Gaza (VIDEO)

August 7, 2014 11:03 pm 21 comments
Gaza church Maan News Agency

Gaza church. Photo: Maan News Agency.

A Catholic Archbishop ministering to Gaza’s minute Christian minority says Hamas terrorists forced him to allow them to use his church to fire rockets at Israel during the four week-long Operation Protective Edge.

“Islam is the rule of this place and whatever Hamas says we must obey or face consequences,” Archbishop Alexios told The Christian Broadcasting Network.

Alexios showed the reporter where Hamas terrorists used the roof of the center to fire rockets at Israel.

Numerous Israeli UAV videos have shown similar images of rocket crews using mosques, schools, hospitals and other civilian structures as ammunition and gun nests, as well as launch sites – all war crimes according to the Geneva Conventions.

Watch the video:

Functioning as a tolerated Christian minority in an Islamic supremacist entity, some residents charge that Hamas has “imposed strict Taliban-style Islamic laws” on the populace, Muslim and Christian alike.

However, Alexios allowed 2,000 Gazans to take refuge within the church compound during the fighting, according to the report.

Hamas took over in Gaza, after a violent coup in 2007 against Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, led in the West Bank by Mahmoud Abbas.

21 Comments

  • In an interview with Sean Hannety, Nethanyahu stressed that journalists who have left Gaza and are now free to say the truth should feel morally obligated to describe how they were under continual threat to obey the Hamas propaganda ritual. Unless they only showed pictures of civilian victims and deleted the deliberate firing of missiles by Hamas from civilian and even U.N. strongholds they were under threat to their lives. Now that they are back in the free world they are morally bound to correct these distortions and report what they really saw.

  • Mickey Oberman

    How many heartbroken sobbing Gazans have admitted that their homes or hospitals or schools or mosques or any other structures have been used by Hamas to try to kill Israelis.

    I can not feel any sympathy for them. They and no one else overwhelmingly elected Hamas to rule over them.

    Now they are reaping what they have sown.
    May their harvest be bountiful.

    Mickey oberman

    • I disagree. They would have felt there was no choice. The ordinary folk of Gaza and Israel are the meat in the sandwich. They’re trying to live normal lives and give their children a good life.

  • Man Ki Moon… Kocki moon

  • steve specterman

    I dont believe for moment that the Western Media and politicians do not know that this goes on-

    They are so Sh*t scared of the Islamist that they appease-
    They see that when someone says something they dont like – They set their eyes on Killing them-

    Re- Salman Rushdie, Danish journalists-
    And if they dont like your countries foreign policy- They blow up your buildings and kill your citizens-

    Its Blackmail in the extreme- And only a few of the brave- will tell it as it is!

    • Charles Remarque

      Who really tells it as it is?
      FOX CNN ABC How many of these so-called honest news medias
      really do? How many are financed by organizations like the
      AIPAC and etc.
      Did you ever take the time to bring up the map of Jerusleam and see which of these combatants have benefited
      territorially? You sound to me that you will be quite
      surprised to learn that the Palestinians have lost huge
      amounts which went to the Israelies.
      Israel is using the same methods used by our nation, the
      USA to expand its territory under its ‘manifest destiny’
      during Andrew Jackson’s presidency. How many native indian
      tribes were forcefully removed from their lands and marched to areas for internment? Recall the quite civilized tribes of North Georgia, the Cherokees, and their ‘Trail of Tears’.
      Our nation would not enjoy one from ‘sea to sea’ had
      Jackson not believed this was also his destiny to begin.
      As long been the philosophy use what you have or lose
      it to someone who will make good use of it.

      Charles Remarque

  • Julian the problem is Hamas are the police! They have forced Gaze into their brand of jihad! They deliberately place their rockets where the most civilians causalities will occur. Israel rockets are not in schools or hospitals or on top of ambulances neither are any in the civilized world. Why did they use the reconstruction materials sent by the west to build Tunnels instead of reconstructing the devastated city. Are they could have built deep silos for their missiles instead of using christian churches etc! Wake up! By mid century if things continue we will all be either bowing to mecca or beheaded!

  • Man Ki Moon will not believe this story, it is not on his agenda according to Hamas.

  • Of course,Canadian Communists and other fascists will refuse to believe this story.

    Paul Cerar
    Toronto, Canada

    • They may believe it, but they do not believe in telling the truth. Communists see violent Islamism as a tool to subvert the West. That is why Western media, which is indirectly controlled by people that want freedom to fail, is dominated by useful idiots and liars.

  • Lauren Goldman

    May G-d bless this man for the courage to speak out about Hamas’ use of civilian sites to launch their rockets. I only hope that his courage does not get him killed by Hamas. They seem to enjoy executing dissenters.

  • And the world accuses Israel of “war crimes” by trying to neutralise the constant bombardment of Israeli civilians and crying “you are killing civilians.” The world’s anti-Semites don’t know a knife at their throats from a toothache.

    • Toothache = 3 Israeli civilians killed by 3,000 Hamas rockets.

      Knife at throat = +2000 and counting dead Gazans, mainly civilian, a quarter of the population displaced, tens of thousands of homes destroyed.

      The world doesn’t ‘accuse’ Israel of warcrimes. The world sees what Israel does: commit war crimes. Its not a matter of interpretation. Bombing UN shelters full of refugees, sniping unarmed youth in the street – war crime. No wiggle-room there; no explanations sufficient. Give your head a shake, its so full of hasbara you can’t think straight.

  • The Secretary General of the U.N. should be shown this video.

    However, he’ll probably claim that it is an Israeli fabrication.

  • Julian Clovelley

    Where would you like them to have fired the rockets from? I ask this because it seems to me that in its military action the IDF has been firing in those same civilian streets

    Should they follow there own demands and only shoot from, or in, open fields where there are no houses, schools, residents?

    There seems to be a double standard here. I can’t actually see the Rocket problem being solved until there is a local police force that acts to stop people firing weapons at someone else’s country – or at anyone else for that matter. I agree that the rocket and mortar firings are unacceptable, but you can’t stop them without a proper police force

    But if there is no proper Palestinian State, how will you ever get such a policing force? And how will you get a proper Palestinian State so long as is territory is occupied and invaded by an alien and antagonistic nation’s Settlements? Hamas occupies the role caused by the vacuum left through the absence of Palestinian Statehood.

    The Peace Conference needs to tackle all these problems and to continue sitting till they are solved, or till Hell freezes over – whichever comes sooner.

    • Julian,
      In what way is Gaza occupied?

      • I have to correct your faulty misconception, based on a media, which consistently demonizing Israel at any turn. The entire settlement are is about 5% of the West Bank, and most of that is on the former border area. Israel offered land swap to compensate for the land it will annex, but the Pals consistently refused, as they don’t want peace but complete Israeli capitulation to their unreasonable demands, of Israel’s demise as a Jewish state,

    • Julian, they’ve been offered a state many times….but refuse it. They don’t want an agreement where they have to recognize the existence of a Jewish entity in their midst. So another Peace Conference will do nothing. Don’t you get it.

      • You are completely correct!!!

        • Shylock of Notre Dame

          Julian is an antisemite.

          The whole concept that grants Islamic colonialists another country, is one proposal never carried out by the bullying UN one proposal and one proposal only, they originally split up the Mandate for the Homeland of the Jewish People by the backstabbing British, to create the kingdom of Transjordan, they then, some loud annoying evil antisemites that is, who always love ruling the world and accusing the Jews of what they do, decided to arrogantly split half of it again, the Mandate itself only a third of Ottoman Syria now a sixth of Ottoman Syria again into another “partition” so the colonialist Arabs could have another country, that is 2 countries on the British Mandate to create a Homeland for the Jewish People for violent and brutal and lying Muslims dictatorships loaded with hate and spies, and one for the most persecuted people in human history, which includes refugees from 90 countires who had to fight to get there, that is on top of the other 55 Muslim countries, and 21 countries just for the racist Arab totaslitarian paluting regimes, that were already given them by Britain and France.

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