Israeli army sends Gazans threatening voice messages
Published Saturday 19/10/2013 (updated) 19/10/2013 20:21
Smoke rises from Gaza City after an Israeli bombing attack in
Nov. 2012. (AP/Adel Hanal)
GAZA (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip received voice messages on their telephones from the Israeli army telling them not to go near any Hamas sites.
Mohammad Yousef, a resident of Gaza, said that he received a voice message from someone who identified themselves as being a member of the Israeli armed forces, warning him not to go near any Hamas sites.
The voice message said, "Hamas is digging terrorist tunnels instead of working on development and building hospitals and schools to serve the needs of its citizens. You should avoid such acts and report them to ensure your safety."
Israel has previously used similar methods to target Palestinians in Gaza, including after the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, as well as during the Israeli assault on Gaza in the winter of 2008-9.