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Friday, August 31, 2007

Why 'Palestinian' children get killed

Haaretz is reporting that an IDF investigation indicates that the three children who were killed by an IDF tank missile earlier this week were playing tag. Still, you cannot really blame the IDF for what happened:
But the probe, which was launched immediately after the incident, determined that the children were playing tag near the launchers, as revealed by army footage recording the incident. The video reportedly shows the children - who appear as figures whose age cannot be determined - approaching the launchers and then moving back, in a way that could be seen as suggesting that they were loading the launchers with rockets.

The terrain did not allow for direct observation of the area, so the army had to rely on aerial photography. The unit that launched the missile at the children used this visual feed to direct their fire, army sources told Haaretz.

The video does show one of the figures to be a child, army sources said, but this happened so close to the moment of impact that the troops were unable to abort in time.

IDF troops near the Gaza Strip are under orders to fire at rocket launchers only when terrorists approach them. The launchers themselves are easily replaceable and are of little value to the terrorist organizations, so the IDF prefers to target the terrorists who are directing the firing.
So this time the lesson is not that the 'Palestinians' send their children to be canon fodder and retrieve missile launchers. Instead, this time the lesson is that the 'Palestinians' endanger their children's lives by shooting Kassams from civilian areas. Either way, the 'Palestinians' are violating the Geneva Convention which says that terrorists cannot immunize themselves by hiding behind civilians. That's what the 'Palestinians' are doing every time they fire a rocket from a residential area.

But give them a state reichlet and surely they will learn to stop hiding behind their children.


At 7:49 PM, Blogger bernie said...

It could also be argued that HAMAS sends out children to play near rocket launchers to see if the IDF has it in their sights. If the children, whose lives are cheap anyway, don't get killed than it's safe for the adults to go out and launch some rockets.

At 10:24 PM, Blogger bernie said...

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At 10:25 PM, Blogger bernie said...

I linked to your post from Three children killed in IDF strike on Kassam launchers


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