Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hamas Rockets Fall Short And Hit A School - So They Blame Israel!
Today an UNRWA school was hit in southern Gaza, killing at least 15 and wounding dozens of others.
The immediate reaction from the Arabs whom identify themselves as Palestinains and their various groupies was to bring out the bleeders and say 'look what those horrible Zionazi Jews did!'
Unfortunately for them, the IDF, which is doing a superb job of handling the media war this time was right on top of it. The school is in the Beit Hanoun area, where the IDF is engaged in combat with Hamas fighters. Here's the IDF spokesperson:
“During the afternoon a battle took place between Hamas terrorists and IDF forces in the Beit Hanoun area. Besides that, we indeed have indications that rockets fell in the vicinity, fired by Hamas from within Gaza in the Beit Hanoun vicinity,” the spokesman said.
The Israel Defense Forces has counted at least 100 rockets fired by Hamas as striking within Gaza.
“Have you heard? #Hamas are launching rockets at…..#Gaza over 100 times in 9 days,” IDF Spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, said last week.
Hamas rockets falling on Gaza are not at all an unknown occurrence:
An analysis by the always astute Elder of Ziyon showed that of the 192 rockets fired last Tuesday by Hamas and counted by the Gaza NGO Safety Office, the IDF said 122 rockets struck Israel and 26 were intercepted by the Iron Dome, leaving 44 Hamas rockets striking within Gaza.
“Of course, 44 rockets can do a lot of damage and kill a lot of people. Reporters on the scene in Gaza have yet to talk about this or even admit the possibility that some of the casualties they are highlighting may have been killed quite directly by Hamas or other terror groups.”
Another possibility not being discussed by the UN for obvious reasons is the rockets setting off Hamas rockets and armaments stored within the school itself. UNRWA has been caught several times storing Hamas rockets and arms within these schools during the conflict, a gross violation of international law.
Another reason journalists in Gaza aren't discussing this or any other information that deviates from what Hamas wants reported is direct threats of violence from Hamas. Even Palestinian reporters aren't necessarily protected if they work for anyone but the Pals own propaganda mills and don't parrot the party line. Link in French but here's a partial translation:
Correspondent Radjaa Abu Dagga for years divided his time between Paris, where his wife and son live, and Gaza, where his parents live and where he works. On 18 June, when he wanted to cross the Rafah border, an officer banned his way and took his passport like all Palestinians trying to cross into Egypt that day.
After four blocked attempts to leave Gaza without explanation over weeks, the Palestinian journalist was summoned by the security services of Hamas on Sunday. "I received a call from a private number. They summoned me to Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza City center, " explains Radjaa. He carried with him his two phones, his press card and a small camera.
A few meters from the emergency room where the injured from bombings are constantly flowing, in the outpatient department, he was received in "a small section of the hospital used as administration" by a band of young fighters. They were all well dressed, which surprised Radjaa, "in civilian clothing with a gun under one's shirt and some had walkie-talkies " . He was ordered to empty his pockets, removing his shoes and his belt then was taken to a hospital room "which served that day as the command office of three people."
A man begins his interrogation: "Who are you? Who do you call? What are you doing?" "I was very surprised by the procedure," admits Radjaa, who showed him his press card in response. Questions came. They asked if he speaks Hebrew, he has relations with Ramallah. Young Hamas supporters insistently ask the question: "Are you a correspondent for Israel?" Radjaa repeated that only works for French media and a chain of Algerian radio.
It was then that the three men delivered this message: "This is yours to choose. We are an executive administration. We will carry the message of Qassams. You have to stay at home and give us your papers. " Stunned to be covered by the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, Radjaa tried to defend himself and especially to understand why such a decision was taken against him. In vain. "It is impossible to communicate with these people," laments the journalist.
He is not the first to undergo this kind of pressure and combatants in front of him did not hide. "They are enraged against the presidency and accused me of collaborating with Mahmoud Abbas," he says. Reporters Without Borders confirms that this is not an isolated case. The organization has indeed been alerted by the threats of Hamas against Palestinian and foreign journalists for their professional activities.
The parts emphasized show a little detail worth mentioning, caught by the Elder of Ziyon. The headquarters of Hamas' Izz-e-Dine-al-Qassam Brigades is located right next to the emergency room in Gaza City's Shifa hospital.
That's no accident. As I've mentioned earlier, Shifa Hospital is the main Hamas headquarters,rocket launching base and weapons depot, and sits above the huge Hamas underground 'city where the tunnels terminate.
The UN has had nothing to say about this whatsoever, even though they just accepted Hamas/Fatah's application to join the Geneva Convention. They're busy, you see, condemning and investigating Israel.Nor will you see this in the New York Times, the openly anti-semitic Guardian, in the Washington Post or most other media outlets.