HRW Confirms Gaza Terrorists Killed Gaza Boy Shown in Iconic Photo of Egypt’s PM and Hamas’s Haniyeh

December 24, 2012 10:18 am 17 comments

Qassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

Human Rights Watch has acknowledged that terrorists killed civilians in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense when rockets being fired into Israel fell short.

“Rockets that fell short of their intended targets in Israel apparently killed at least two Palestinians in Gaza and wounded others,” Human Rights Watch said.

The specific case mentioned in the report involves the four year-old boy used as a political tool by Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil during his visit to Gaza.

Holding back tears, Kandil kissed the boy’s lifeless body as he was presented him by Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh. Kandil said,”What I saw today in the hospital, the wounded and the martyrs, the boy … whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about.” At the time Israel strongly denied being involved in the boy’s death.

In the report Human Rights Watch places blame squarely on terrorists in Gaza for the boy’s death. “Some rockets launched by Palestinian armed groups fell short and struck inside Gaza. On November 16, a rocket that appears to have been launched from within Gaza hit a crowded street in the Gazan town of Jabalya, killing a man, 23, and a boy, 4, and wounding five people.”

The report, released Monday, accuses terror groups in Gaza of violating the laws of war. It states: “Under the laws of war, parties to an armed conflict are required to take all feasible precautions to protect civilians under their control from the effects of attacks and not to place military targets in or near densely populated areas. Human Rights Watch has not been able to identify any instances in November in which a Palestinian armed group warned civilians to evacuate an area before a rocket launch.”

The report continues: “The rockets launched by Palestinian groups cannot be aimed precisely enough to target military objectives in or near civilian areas. Under the laws of war, such weapons are therefore indiscriminate when used against targets in population centers.”

17 Comments

  • Jot this down for future reference, America!!! Militant Muslims are quite fond of committing horrible acts and then spewing lies in an effort to pin blame on ‘the Good Guys’. It happens every day and not just in Gaza…if ya know what I’m saying…

  • nice of them to re-re-confirm that every person involved on the muslim side is a professional liar/actor.

    anyone who feels anything when showed pictures of israeli “atrocities” should always remember that this is the outcome. almost always it is the palestinians themselves that purposefully cause the damage that is meant to get westerners angry.

  • what next will you report that arafat intentionally started the intifada in 2002?

  • Big deal!
    The american spies that run the world news media will still be allowed to remain in israel and report anti israel lies each day..because israeli leaders such as shimon peres and ehud barak are cia informants!

  • Since the UN is in the hands of the Muslims, all the criminal actions of the Pal will be absolved. All the good actions of Israel will be condemned.

  • For the Pal, the kid died for a “good cause”!!!!!!
    They will do it again.
    It is the same with Putin who may sign a law that will punish Russian kids for the criminal actions of the Russian mafia in power.

  • Lying is an art perfected by Muslims. This stupid attempt to discredit Israel blew up in the face of the Egyptian Prime Minister and Hamas head honcho. Both are Muslims and both are liars. These two clowns miserably failed in their attempt to portray as a monster who kill innocent people–a young boy in this case. Nice try! Israel only hits back when hit first. If Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel, what else can Israel do except to retaliat . That’s logical but not to Muslims or the biased media! One thing Israel does that Hamas will never do is warn civilians before a strike. Hamas actually use civilians as human shields which is a favorite among all Muslim terrorists. I should know because they do that in the Philippines when fleeing from Philippine police or military after attacking defenseless civilians. And they don’t care if the human shielf they use are Muslims either! After fighting them for all of my 22 years in the Philippine Army—Muslim rebels, Al Qaeda affiiliated kidnap gangs and murderers, pirates and thugs, you name it, I should know what I’mtalking about! Muslims are liars and always will be!

  • Iran’s Press TV recently blamed the Connecticut school massacre on Israeli “death squads.” So there is no limit to how far certain people will go to exploit the deaths of children to further their political agendas. All it takes is a willingness to be slimy, which Palestinian propagandists have in abundance.

  • This story illustrates a). limitations of hasbara
    b). need for effective Israeli PR

    Hasbara is ‘explanation’ – no more.
    ‘THEY’ accuse! SIX weeks later, we explain. Always the same. NOT good enough.
    In the gallery of world opinion, it’s Hamas (and the PLA)
    who win Game, Set and Match before the Jewish state has even hit a ball!.

    The story broke with world-wide headlines circa November
    16th. Little 4 yr old boy dead in Egyptian PM KANDIL’s arms also held by Hamas Chief Haniyeh. Beat that!
    The ‘real truth now comes out on p. 95 in miniscule print – IF it’s reported at all.

    WHAT has the Jewish state got to put its many many enemies on the back foot. Nothing at all!

  • The Palestinians will not believe this report as they have often done in other critical reports. The lie is out there and will never go away.

  • It would be great if you could give the link to the HRW report so I can share the report.

  • This is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s amazing how the Western press swallows Palestinian lies.

  • HOW ABOUT NOMINATING HAMAS FOR AN OSCAR? I THINK THAT BEST PERFORMING ACTOR (IN A DRAMA) WOULD BE FINE AND WELL DESERVED. MAYBE “PALESTINIANS” FINALLY DISCOVERED AN INBRED TALENT THAT MIGHT GENERATE SOME INCOME, APART FROM THE CHARITY THEY ALL DEPEND ON. HOW ABOUT “HOLLYWOOD IN GAZA”?

    • It’s called “Pallywood.” Been around a very long time and there are plenty of videos showing just how they stage false events with full knowlege and participation of willing international “journalists.” The Mohamed al-Dura affair led by French TV is a prime example. Lots of cases of “dead men” being parading in front of media putting themselves back on stretchers multiple times after falling off, too.

  • shulamit sofia

    about time some responsible voice breaks the anit-zionist propaganda barricade funded by Arab oil money

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