The Steadfast People - IDF Interpretation

Analysis/Interpretation/Press: 

Arabic translation:

The steadfast people

Note: This poster may be viewed in detail here

Curator's note: The graphic in this poster shows Palestinian civilians and fighters in Gaza standing on the roofs of buildings during an Israeli bombardment

The poster is a homage to the Palestinians of Gaza and is meant to salute their bravery in the face of Israeli air force bombings. 

In its interpretation of this poster the IDF website states that: 

1) Hamas "uses" such posters to encourage Palestinians to become heroes/marytrs by acting as human shields

2) Hamas is calling on the people to become human shields

Both of these assertions are incorrect. Hamas did not print or design this poster. It is also not a call to Palestinians to act - as heroes or anything else. Rather, it is an homage recording actions already taken by the people of Gaza

Source: http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/07/08/hamas-uses-human-shields/