Civilians are Israel's responsibility
Protecting civilians is the responsibility of the United Nations and Israel, the underground tunnels in Gaza are to protect the fighters, Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk told in an interview conducted by Russia Today TV. The official added that the Islamist group has not other option but to fight from tunnels.
“Protecting Gaza civilians is the responsibility of the United Nations (UN) and Israel…We have built the tunnels to protect ourselves from getting targeted and killed. These are meant to protect us from the airplanes,” he said, as translated into English by the Middle-East TV.
Meanwhile, Hamas militants in Gaza retaliated against the incursion by Israeli troops into the Gaza Stripe's main city as the war eascalated into what the Israeli administration called the ‘second phase'.
According to latest data released by the Gaza health ministry, over 8,300 people died since the war began, of which 3,457 were minors.