Friday, June 22, 2012

22-Jun-12: Killing little children, then turning them into martyrs and blaming it on other people

Archive photo of crying child in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip
As it happens, her surname is the same as that of the child killed
by a failed Hamas rocket this week [Image Source]
We mentioned in an earlier posting today ["22-Jun-12: For now, there's somewhat less drama down south, but peaceful it's not."that Hamas, the thugocracy that rules Gaza, had staged a funeral for a tiny child of two, calling her a "martyr" and disgustingly wrapping her body in a Hamas flag. While they claimed her life ended in an Israeli attack, someone from Hamas had already admitted to the BBC [see "Palestinian Girl’s Death: Hamas Owns Up"] that the toddler's death was in fact caused by its own terrorists. No Israeli forces were involved.

Though most of the mainstream media reported the death as caused by Israel or at minimum that there were credible claims that it was all Israel's fault, there's a new and authoritative version. A UN agency has come forward (hat tip Challah Hu Akbar) to confirm the Israeli version of the facts. 

The little girl was yet another innocent victim of the Palestinian Arab rocket men, and she was not the only child to suffer in this particular incident. Click here to see how the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in "Occupied Palestinian Territory" reports on "two incidents on 18 and 19 June [in which] an 18-month-old Palestinian baby was killed and four other children (aged between 3 and 12) were injured when Palestinian rockets fell short inside Gaza and hit two houses in the Beit Hanoun and Az Zeitoun areas"

Tragically but consistent with their outlook on life - and on death - the Paltimes website published grotesque photographs of the "martyred" toddler, Hadeel al-Haddad. We won't reproduce them here.

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