Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

UN Verifies That Hamas Rocket Killed Gaza Child Whose Death Was Blamed on Israel

March 8, 2013 2:04 pm 16 comments

Jihad Masharawi tragically lost his infant child during the Hamas-Israel conflict.

The UN Human Rights Council released an advanced version of its report on Israel’s November conflict with Gaza terrorists this week. The report is unusually fair to Israel, and disputes several claims made by Western media against Israel during Operation Pillar of Defense. Most significantly the report says that in all likelihood the 11-month-old child of a BBC employee Jihad Misharawi was killed during Operation Pillar of Defense by Hamas rocket fire rather than by Israel, the side initially blamed in reports by the BBC and several other media outlets covering the conflict.

The UNHRC report says:

“On 14 November, a woman, her 11-month-old infant, and an 18-year-old adult in Al-Zaitoun were killed by what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel.69

The footnote (69) says the case was monitored by the UN OHCHR, meaning that the UN itself investigated this case and believes that the attack came from a Hamas rocket.

A picture of the mourning father holding his recently deceased son became a symbol of Israel’s campaign in Gaza. His father was working as a stringer there and at the boy’s funeral blamed his son’s death on “the Jews.”

16 Comments

  • Barbara Feigin

    The best one yet. “It is the Jews and Israel’s fault the Palestinian men beat their wives. Of course, who else would they blame.

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Well a litter late but the media is not certainly given much not about!
    Exception confirms the rule, UN is control by many black mail nation, by oil reach Muslim nation for a long time.
    The media wars by Islamic or Palestinians is very effective against the Jewish nation.

  • Is the world stopping to turn upside-down? Or it’s simply a miracle that UN recognize Hamas culpability? Either way, good sign!

  • My heart will always for the Israelites, you the beloved of the LORD, hope the church can see that.
    When nations reject God and body of Christ loves you.

  • We can depend on Washington Post to grease the Palestinian propaganda machine. The propaganda machine that was built by Hitler himself and Al-Husseini, the leader of the arabs living in Jerusalem during the 1930’s. Yes, Nazi flags once flew in Jerusalem, Arabs served in the Nazi army, and Fatah was created by veterans of Husseini’s Arab higher committee. PA’s esteemed leader Yasser Arafat was a nephew of Husseini. Arafat learned to be a butcher from the NAZI BUTCHERS. The ideology of genocide and death with these Arab jihadis runs so deep, we are dealing with socio-paths. The Muslim Brotherhood wants to distance themselves from these PA Jihadis because they threaten to BLOW their cover and unmask their elegant genocidal ideology and their big social engineering machine in the U.S. This is about world domination of the kind only Hitler dreamed of and part of the domination consists of U.S. media outlets like the post that don’t check their sources and take their information from sociopaths. MMMm media never tasted sooo good.

  • Stuart J. Goodman

    Simply stated, it is refreshing to hear the truth. About time and hope that this display of honesty continues.

  • Tony Jacobs

    This will be yet another story untold by the media.

  • trianglewhip

    They’ll blame the Jews on just about ANYTHING that goes wrong in their lives..

  • The mainstream news media that eagerly reported the original attribution of death caused by “the Jews” will not pick up the correction and the original impression will be left indelible on the minds of the public, themselves not interested in having their original impression overturned.

    • The way around the “unprinted” truth, is to spread the truth to every single subcription, facebook, twitter and u-tube sites, on every blog and article – spread the truth around, so the world will hear and maybe just listen…..

  • Jo-Ann Morris

    This proves once again that PA cannot be trusted or believed. And the sad thing is the majority of the world does believe them…question what yo read before making a judgement on Israel.

  • Michael London

    BBC is getting less-reliable with its facts. Who can believe
    their reporting?

  • Great. The UN gets it right while no one is listening.

  • Another Mohammed Al-Dura hoax.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    I have one simple question: Had it been shown that the explosion which killed this child came from an Israeli missile, would that mean that Hamas is not responsible for killing this child? They are provoking a war with no army in the midst of civilian territory and then using the Arabs as human shields. So the world should finally say to hell with all of these investigations, lets save our money, and who the hell cares which explosion was technically responsible for the death. We know who is responsible.

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition. Comments written in all caps will be deleted.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

    Read more →
  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

    Read more →
  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

    Read more →
  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

    Read more →
  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

    Read more →