'Palestinian' doctor's daughter may have pieces of Grad rocket in her headIt's the story that has kept Israelis occupied most of the weekend. Three daughters and a niece of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a 'Palestinian' doctor who lives in Gaza and works at Tel Aviv's Tel HaShomer Hospital, where he is the director of the fertility clinic, were killed - allegedly by an IDF shell - in Beit Lehiya, Gaza on Friday. Here's raw video of the doctor getting word of his daughters' death during a newscast on Israel's Channel 10 on Friday.
The IDF allowed ambulances to come straight to the house, and the doctor's daughter, niece and brother were rushed to the hospital - first to Barzilay in Ashkelon and then to Tel HaShomer.
From the beginning, the IDF maintained that they were responding to sniper fire from the doctor's home.
On Saturday, Dr. Abuelaish held a press conference at Tel HaShomer, and Levana Stern, the mother of three IDF soldiers wandered in and started screaming at the hospital for allowing him to hold a press conference. This is from al-Jazeera:
Ms. Stern was interviewed on the radio this morning and she said that she was enraged that the doctor was being given a platform while the war was going on.
The story has made headlines all over the world. Here's an example from the New York Times (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
Israel Television has just reported that shrapnel removed from the daughter and the niece, who are now in Tel HaShomer, shows that they may have pieces of metal that are from a Grad-type Katyusha rocket - and not from any ammunition used by the IDF - in their heads. Israel doesn't shoot Katyusha rockets. Hamas does.
The saddest part of this is that Dr. Abuelaish is apparently the rare 'Palestinian' who strives for peace. Apparently, even he could not keep the terrorists from using his home.