|Rafah: It's in the news often, and usually with plenty of|
photos to go with the reports. Not this time. [Image Source]
6 children injured in Gaza explosion | GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six children were injured in an explosion in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a medical official said. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that six children aged 6 to 10 were moderately wounded when an unknown device exploded in Rafah. One child suffered serious injuries to his hand.
Might it be the realization that this is another instance of Arab-on-Arab victimization? Yet another humiliating and senseless "fell short" disaster?
Just three days ago we posted here that
We have written several times [for instance "18-Nov-12: Fell short? Not just the Hamas rockets but the ethics of the journalists covering them"; "24-Dec-12: Fell short? Not HRW"; "9-Mar-13: The viral power of a lying image and the editors who make it all happen"] about those "fell short" rockets. The unwillingness of reporters and their editors to acknowledge how often this happens is extraordinary. It's a subject that deserves some analysis.
Gaza based terror organizations have been known to use residential areas in order to stockpile arms, raising the possibility that the current blast was due to a weapons malfunction.