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Mon Jun 25, 2012, 07:21 PM

BBC: Hamas Admits Gaza Child’s Death Was Caused by Palestinian Rocket

A Hamas official admitted to BBC Gaza and West Bank Correspondent Jon Donnison that a Gaza child killed on Tuesday died as a result of Palestinian rocket fire, and not from an Israeli strike.

Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya told the Palestinian Maan news agency in a statement that Hadil al-Haddad, 2, was killed and her brother injured on Tuesday in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

But despite the Hamas official’s admission to the BBC, another Hamas medical official told Reuters on Tuesday that the cause of the child’s death was not clear. Witnesses told Maan that al-Haddad was killed when terrorists launched a rocket close by.


http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/06/20/bbc-hamas-admits-gaza-childs-death-was-caused-by-palestinian-rocket/

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aranthus Jun 2012 #2
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Response to King_David (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 07:22 PM

1. Will there be a UN inquiry

Into this murder and Terrorist attack against a Palestinian child ?

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Response to King_David (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. Of course.

It's obvious that Hamas would never even have had to have rockets if it wasn't for Israel. Must look into it

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Response to aranthus (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 06:51 PM

3. Israel is always at fault

By default .

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Response to King_David (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 10:32 PM

4. Palestinian Girl’s Death: Hamas Owns Up

When will the media learn? How many times have ubiquitous “Palestinian medical sources” turned out to be less than wholly reliable? In the latest example, the aforementioned Palestinian medical sources claimed that a two-year old Palestinian girl had been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

And why wouldn’t the media accept such a claim, having been conditioned to a) believe that Israel kills innocent children and b) to take Palestinian claims at face value?

In this case however, the IDF moved quickly to deny the accusations. Evidently this prompted the BBC’s Jon Donnison to double-check the veracity of the Palestinian claims resulting in a surprising admission from Hamas. Here is Donnison’s Twitter feed showing the progression of the story until the truth emerged.


http://honestreporting.com/palestinian-girls-death-hamas-owns-up/

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