Bulletins Issued by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Showing the Use Made by Hamas of the Gazan Civilian Population as Human Shields


1. On January 6, the second week of Operation Cast Lead, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center issued a background study dealing with the use made by Hamas of the Gazan civilian population as human shields. Since the study was issued, additional reports were received from the battlefield and published as separate information bulletins or appendices to the daily updates posted during the operation. Most of the bulletins have already been translated into English and other languages. The ITIC has additional raw material (including visual material) which will be processed and issued in the coming weeks.

2. The bulletins already issued include the following:

i) The background study, Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields , ( January 6, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e028.pdf

ii) Israeli Air Force Film Clips Show Use Hamas Makes of Gazan Civilians as Human Shields — File No. 1 1(January 28, 2009), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/hamas_e054.htm .

iii) Gazans Tell How Hamas Used Them As Human Shields ( January 28, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e052.pdf

iv) Using the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip as Human Shields ( January 21, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e049.pdf

v) Civilians as Human Shields: Operational Sketches ( January 19, 2009 ), http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e046.pdf

vi) Using civilians as humans shields: launching rockets at Israel from locations close to buildings and schools (January 19, 2009), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e044.pdf .

vii) Information received from Hamas operatives captured during Operation Cast Lead about the use of the civilian population as human shields (to be translated into English in the near future).

3. The daily updates issued during Operation Cast Lead which included appendices with information about the use of civilians as human shields were the following:

i) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 15 ( January 15, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e042.pdf .

ii) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 14 ( January 14, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e040.pdf .

iii) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 13 ( January 13, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e039.pdf .

iv) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 12 ( January 12, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e038.pdf .

v) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 11 ( January 11, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e035.pdf .

vi) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 9 ( January 7, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e032.pdf .

vii) Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 8 ( January 6, 2009 ), at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e029.pdf .

1 Additional bulletins will be issued in the near future.