No surprise here, except maybe to those who actually believed the soothing words spoken by Abu Mazen. “Live from Gaza: Terror Radio: Hamas using official station to instruct missile-launch crews,” from WND, :
GANEI TAL, Gaza — Hamas has been using its official radio station in Gaza to broadcast instructions to terrorists in the field firing mortars and rockets at Gaza’s Jewish communities, security sources told WND.
Hamas regularly fires mortars and Qassam rockets at Gush Katif, the slate of Gaza’s Jewish communities scheduled for evacuation Aug. 17. The terror group launched more than 120 rockets and mortars the past two weeks, killing one woman and injuring more than eight. Yesterday, a Qassam rocket hit Neve Dekalim, a large southern Katif town.
Analysts expect the rocket attacks to increase as the evacuation date gets closer so that Hamas, popular in the Gaza Strip, can claim to its Palestinian supporters it drove Israel from the area.
According to security sources, Hamas the past few months has been using its official radio station, Voice of Al Aqsa, to relay instructions to terrorists firing rockets and mortars at Gush Katif from Gaza City. The station, which broadcasts in Arabic, is available to the general Gaza public at 106.7 FM.
Sources say Hamas operations coordinators in Gaza use the station to provide terrorists with directions such as the exact coordinates in and near Gaza City from which to launch the rockets and mortars and the trajectory to be used in firing the Qassam missiles.
Qassams, about four feet in length, lack a guidance system and are launched by terrorists using the rocket’s trajectory and known travel distance to aim at a particular Jewish community.
“The radio station is not only broadcasting incitement, but, incredibly, broadcasting military instructions to carry out attacks against Israel,” said a security source.