Sunday, January 06, 2013

Gaza Child Killed By "Mysterious" Explosion

No-one seems willing to admit that Hamas is often responsible for the death of Palestinians in Gaza, whether it's by using them as human shields or by accident. Take the "mysterious" explosion that killed a six-year-old boy and wounded three others in Khan Yunis.

The Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis was not able to state what caused the explosion that resulted in the death of Moussa Kawaree.

I'd be willing to bet that it was probably some Hamas weapons cache accident, but I'm sure it will all remain a mystery because the Israelis weren't to blame.

Of course, whenever the Arab media has a chance to highlight Israeli incidents they jump on it. In this same Al Arabiya article they mention the wounding of a Palestinian farmer.

Earlier in the day in an unrelated incident, a Palestinian farmer was wounded by Israeli army gunfire near the security fence east of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said.

The 32-year-old man, Abdallah Zaaneen, was hospitalised in moderate condition, a spokesman for the Beit Hanoun hospital said.

The incident occurred when a group of some 20 men congregated near the security fence, which led the Israeli army to fire in their direction, resulting in the injury of the local farmer working in his field, the spokesman said.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army confirmed that "cautionary shooting was executed toward a group of six suspects approaching the fence."

According to her, one person was lightly wounded by shrapnel.

Israel maintains a "buffer zone" of at least 300 meters (yards) in the Gaza Strip along the border, and prevents access to Palestinians under threat of firing.

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