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Friday, May 02, 2008

IDF probe: 'Beit Hanoun mother and children not killed by IDF fire'

An IDF investigation into Monday's death of a Beit Hanoun, Gaza woman and four of her children when the IDF targeted two terrorists has concluded that the woman and her children were not killed by IDF fire.
Col. Shai Alkilai from the Southern Command conducted the probe over the last few days under orders from OC Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant and IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Elazar Shkedi.

The blast under investigation occurred Monday morning in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanun, when according to Palestinians, an IDF tank shell hit the home of the Abu Meatak family, as the mother Miyasar was preparing breakfast for her children. She was killed together with the four children.

According to the findings of the probe four terrorists were spotted carrying weaponry and explosives on their backs. The IAF fire was on target and only hit the armed terrorists. As a result there occurred secondary explosions which destroyed the home and killed the mother and her children.

The IDF probe ruled out the possibility that the family was hit by IDF fire. The IDF probe also revealed that the secondary explosion was far greater than the type of explosion caused by the initial IDF bombing and the munitions it had used.

The IDF that it was unfortunate that innocent people were killed in the incident, but stressed that the blame laid on the shoulders of Hamas which operated from populated areas, using civilians as human shields.
Unfortunately this is probably not the end of the story, even though it ought to be.


At 7:42 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

What Palestinian people? There has never been a Palestinian people. Genetically they are Yemenites. And they should return there forthwith. http://findalismonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com/2008/04/palestinians-are-indigenous-people.html

The true Palestinian people are the Jews. There has never been a time in Israel that there hasn't been a Jewish community.

At 12:18 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


You must be new to this blog. When I write, the word 'Palestinian' is always in scare quotes. And the term 'moderate' 'Palestinian' generally includes a link to a post I did in July 2006 which explained that the entire concept of a 'Palestinian people' is a fraud.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Only Israel would trouble itself to investigate a wartime incident. The Jews must be purer than their enemies!


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