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Reuters: Civilians Take The Brunt In Gaza

From those champions of terrorists everywhere, Reuters:

A Palestinian shouts as others bury the bodies of senior Hamas leader Nizar Rayyan and his family, who were killed in an Israeli air strike on their home on Thursday, during their funeral in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 2, 2009.

Civilians take brunt of 7th day of Gaza offensive

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA (Reuters) – The civilian death toll climbed in Israel’s air offensive against the Gaza Strip on Friday and Palestinian Islamists vowed revenge for the killing of a senior Hamas leader and his family.

There was no sign of a ceasefire on the seventh day of the conflict, in which at least 425 Palestinians have been killed and 2,000 wounded. Four Israeli civilians have been killed by Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza, which strike southern cities at random.

A United Nations agency said the civilian death toll in Gaza was over 25 percent of the total killed in the violence. A leading Palestinian human rights group put it at 40 percent.

Of six people reported killed on Friday in more than 30 Israeli air strikes, five were civilians, local medics said.

One missile killed three Palestinian children aged between eight and 12 as they played on a street near the town of Khan Yunis in the south of the strip. One was decapitated.

"These injuries are not survivable injuries," said Madth Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor at Gaza’s Shifa hospital who could not save a boy who had both feet blown off. "This is a murder. This is a child," he said…

Islamist fighters earlier fired rockets at Israel’s ancient port of Ashkelon, one of which blew out windows in an apartment building. Another house took a direct hit from a long-range missile later in the day, and cars were set ablaze.

Gaza militants mourning a hardline cleric Hamas leader killed by an air strike on Thursday along with his four wives and 11 children said all options including suicide bombings were now open to "strike at Zionist interests everywhere." …

"We will not rest until we destroy the Zionist entity," said Hamas leader Fathi Hammad at the funeral of Nizar Rayyan, the cleric who was killed along with his family.

The bearded Rayyan, who mentored suicide bombers and sent one of his sons on a "martyrdom" mission, was the highest ranking Hamas official to be killed in the current offensive. He had called loudly for bombings in Israeli cities.

Hamas spokesman Ismail Rudwan said that "following this crime, all options are now open including martyrdom operations to deter the aggression and to strike Zionist interests everywhere … killing begets killing and destruction begets destruction." …

Isn’t it shocking that Reuters – and more specifically a reporter named Nidal al-Mughrabi  — would believe the claims of the UN and the Palestinian terrorists seriously?

(Just kidding.)

“This is a murder. This is a child…”


Palestinian boys hold the Quran, Islam’s holy book, as they wear fake explosives belts during a rally called by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad groups to protest against the Israeli offensive on the Gaza strip, in the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.

As Golda Meir famously said, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 2nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Reuters: Civilians Take The Brunt In Gaza”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    This is exactly what happens when you harbor terrorist as a government. The populace voted these killers of women and children into power so this is the result. You won’t find ANY comfort here with me. You are long over due to the pounding you are receiving because of the very cowards who use women and children as shields. If you get a next time…..vote for peace instead of hate and violence. You may live to see another day!! Until then……suffer the Star of Davids’ wrath!!

  2. rakkasan says:

    Here is a video on life during the Israeli “blockcade” some have lamented.


    They don’t seem to be short of food or gas.

  3. Steve says:

    “Gaza militants mourning a hardline cleric Hamas leader killed by an air strike on Thursday along with his four wives and 11 children said all options including suicide bombings were now open to “strike at Zionist interests everywhere.””

    By the way, the Israelis called this terrorist first, and warned him that they were going to bomb his house and gave him time to leave.

    He chose not to.

    ABC News: Israelis Hit Home of Another Hamas Leader

    • proreason says:

      Give that guy a Darwin award.

      We need more terrorists like that……too bad his breeding days are over.

      And I’ll be he has relatives in the U.S. Congress. Similar mental acuity to Murtha, for example.

  4. VMAN says:

    Israel has an infestation called Hamas and we, in the US, have an infestation called liberals

  5. Diane says:

    Did anybody notice this part?

    “Of six people reported killed on Friday in more than 30 Israeli air strikes, five were civilians, local medics said.”

    Thirty air strikes, and only six people killed? I have to admit I don’t know a great deal about war, but it sounds as if the Israelis are going out of their way to AVOID killing people.

    I understand that Israel is being hit by some twenty missiles per day. I wonder how many people those killed. I guess that’s not important, though.

  6. 1sttofight says:

    1st; Stop calling and warning them. The international press is going to blame Israel anyway no matter waht they do.

    2nd; Start carpet bombing at the Gaza/Israel border and walk it to the sea. Rats can swim, not sure how far, but that is their problem.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Walk???? Make ’em run their asses off if they want to survive. Then a good, refreshing swim will calm their senses….me thinks!!

  7. sheehanjihad says:

    where is “rage boy” and “green helmet guy” when you need them? I agree with 1st. Since the entire world buys into hamas’ propaganda, screw em, and level the damn festering hole. I think that funeral for obi won kanobi was a target rich environment full of hamas sympathizers, and a couple of well placed CBU-32’s would have made things a lot more interesting.

  8. pinandpuller says:

    What if they agree to kill every other civilian?

  9. Zeusshiloh says:

    Hamas hides with Civilians, knowing full well that these civilians will be injured when retaliation begins. The MSM (along with Roseanne Barr) then report the death of civilians along with convenient photographs to match, publish the results on “innocent” civilians. The only problem is that there seems to be a never ending supply of terrorists springing up in Gaza.

    Golda Meir has it right. Peace will come when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate Israel.

  10. joeblough says:

    Middle brow, jihaddi Reuters.

    The jihaddi advertising agency.

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