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Reuters Cites Hamas For Its Casualty Reports

From al-Reuters:

Israeli strike kills four Gaza family members: Hamas

By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Allyn Fisher-Ilan [sic] | November 20, 2012

GAZA (Reuters) – Four members of the same family – four-year-old twin boys and their parents – were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Monday, the Hamas Health Ministry said.

So the "Hamas Health Ministry" is now a legitimate news source, according to Reuters?

Israel had no immediate comment on the attack, one of more than 80 bombings during the day in the Hamas-ruled territory, where Israel launched an aerial offensive on Wednesday it says is intended to quell rocket fire at its cities…

How many hundreds of rockets have been fired into Israel over the last few weeks (and months, and years)?

But Reuters always takes the side of the Palestinian terrorists. They always play up Israel’s victims. Even if they have to invent them.

Ashraf al-Kidra, spokesman for the Hamas Health Ministry in Gaza, wrote on his Facebook page an Israeli air strike in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya had crushed the home of Fuad Hejazi, killing him, his wife and two sons.

Neighbors contacted by Reuters said Hejazi did not belong to any militant group, nor did any organization claim him as one of their members.

Of course not. The Israelis only target innocent little lambs.

Israeli media said nine members of another family killed in an attack on Sunday, the al-Dalu family, who were buried on Monday, may have been bombed accidentally.

Have any Israelis been bombed accidentally? Or has Hamas intended to kill all the civilians they have killed?

Israel has long targeted sites in the town where Hejazi lived, a frequent launch site for rocket strikes at Israel in the past decade.

Israeli military officials also insist measures are taken to avoid civilian casualties, including the diversion of missiles fired from drones, or calling off attacks at the last minute.

According to Palestinian officials, more than half the 108 Gazans killed since Wednesday were civilians, among them, 27 children. Three Israelis have been killed and more than 60 injured in rocket salvoes fired from Gaza in this period.

So anonymous Palestinian officials are now a legitimate news source, according to Reuters?

We’re not surprised. But it’s good to see Reuters admit it.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Reuters Cites Hamas For Its Casualty Reports”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Incalculable bogosity

  2. Mithrandir says:


    As usual, they can and WILL fact check Israel, but don’t / can’t / or don’t want to fact check the terrorists. Hmph, sounds exactly how our media treats Republicans and democrats, respectively.

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