VIDEOS: Secondary Explosions Highlight How Hamas Risks Palestinian Lives

Though Israel uses unique and sophisticated battlefield tactics to minimize civilian casualties, Hamas's war crime of storing weapons in civilian facilities inevitably generates casualties.

In addition to straightforwardly endangering Palestinian civilians by putting them in close proximity to arms caches likely to draw Israeli fire, the amount of explosives - stored in schools, mosques, hospitals, and even zoos - all but guarantee additional damage.

Below are selections from a TIP YouTube collection documenting secondary explosions that go off in the aftermath of Israel targeting Hamas weapons caches. These near-guaranteed secondary explosions deepen the risk to Palestinian civilians located nearby. Click on the photos to go to the selected videos, or view TIP's full YouTube playlist on this issue: TIP's Collection On Secondary Explosions - Hamas Weapons In Civilian Infrastructure.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"]IDF Pinpoint Strike on Hamas Commander's Explosives-Laden House in Gaza (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/oDNlAa) IDF pinpoint strike on Hamas commander's explosives-laden house (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/oDNlAa)[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"] Weapons in Gaza Mosque struck by Israel Air Force (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/pQVmQl)[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"]IDF Airstrike vs Hamas government building reveals its true purpose (bestphotoslide / http://is.gd/BRXAp0) IDF Airstrike vs Hamas gov't building reveals true purpose (bestphotoslide / http://is.gd/BRXAp0)[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"]Hamas uses Mosques and Schools to Store its Weapons (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/rMRrAw) Hamas uses Mosques and schools to store its weapons (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/rMRrAw)[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="250"]Underground Weapons Storage Facility in  Gaza Struck by Israel Air Force (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/RVJdR4) Underground Weapons Storage Facility in Gaza Struck by Israel Air Force (idfnadesk / http://is.gd/RVJdR4)[/caption]


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