"It is still building massive and lavish mosques everywhere (with fortified basements for Hamas members to hide during airstrikes, residents say..." Just compare NYTimes method of documentations on Israeli stories versus its shoddy methods of documentation on Arab stories. Look at this one: don't you like "residents" say? What residents and where and what are their political affiliations? I detest Hamas (before last year and during and later) but this is so outrageous: does Mr. Erlanger mean that those basements would only allow "Hamas members" and would turn away ordinary people? I mean, Israeli bomb shelters turned African immigrants away but that was not a story, and that was a real story.