Gaza Women Form Mass Shield to Free Terrorists in Mosque

Gaza terrorists hid in a mosque after fleeing from Israeli troops on Wednesday. The militants had been firing rockets into Israel since 2005!

After a call was made on Gaza radio for local women to assist, hundreds showed up at the mosque to help rescue the “resistance fighters” who had put on women’s clothes by forming a mass human shield to help them escape.

Gee, ya think this might violate those Geneva Conventions?

Here is a Reuters picture from the scene.

A wounded Palestinian woman lies on the ground as others run for cover after an Israeli tank opened fire at them at Beit Hanoun town in northern Gaza strip November 3, 2006. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)

The BBC has this on the great escape from the religious compound:

A siege at a mosque in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun has ended after Israeli forces entered the compound and found no-one there, Israel’s army says.
An Israeli military spokesman told the BBC they believe the dozen Palestinian gunmen escaped by mingling with a crowd of women who had formed a human shield.

The women went to the mosque after an appeal on Hamas radio. Two were reportedly killed by Israeli gunfire.

Israel entered Beit Hanoun on Wednesday to stop rocket attacks, it said.

Rocket attacks by militants against towns close to the Gaza border, including Sderot and Ashkelon, have continued since Israel pulled its troops out of Gaza in 2005.

A tense stand-off developed after Israeli forces surrounded the mosque, where Palestinian gunmen had taken refuge along with about 60 others.

Witnesses said bulldozers demolished a wall as the Israelis tried to force those inside to surrender and there were exchanges of fire between Israeli forces and the gunmen.

However, following an appeal on Hamas radio, over 100 women approached the compound in groups.

“We risked our lives to free our sons,” Um Mohammed, a woman in her 40s, told the AFP news agency afterwards.

“Hundreds of us entered the mosque and surrounded the resistance fighters to protect them,” 21-year-old Nidaa al-Radih said.


Palestinian women march towards the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun to protest against the ongoing Israeli military takeover of the town Friday Nov. 3, 2006. Israeli forces later opened fire on them as they streamed to a Gaza mosque to serve as human shields for gunmen holed up there, killing one and wounding 10, Palestinian officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo)


Palestinian mothers and wives braved Israeli helicopter gunships to rescue 15 fighters besieged in a northern Gaza mosque, using their heavily veiled bodies as human shields.(AFP/Mohammed Abed)

The Jerusalem Post says that, “The IDF said that they suspected that some Palestinian gunmen had dressed up as women in order to foil the army’s attempts to gain access to the mosque.”

The international press should be carrying this story about the brutal Israelis firing on innocent women any minute now.

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