Yet another example of why mainstream media journalists are just a notch above child molester. Or maybe a notch below. “Today’s Example of
In other news:
PCHR Calls for Investigations into Injury of 58 Palestinians, Including 13 Children, by Explosion in Deir al-Balah
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR- there is such a thing, believe it or not!) ) calls upon the government inÂ the Gaza Strip to investigate the circumstances of an explosion thatÂ occurred in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, which leftÂ 58 injuries, including 13 children and 9 women, 7 houses uninhabitable andÂ 30 others damaged. PCHR calls further for publishing the results of such Â investigations.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, and testimonies of eyewitnesses, at approximately 01:20 on Monday, 02 August 2010, a heavy explosion rocked Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.Â The explosion occurred in a 100-square-meter, uninhabited house.Â As a result of the explosion, 58 Palestinians living in the surroundings, including 13 children and 9 women, were injured, and a pregnant woman miscarried.
Additionally, 7 houses were destroyed and rendered uninhabitable, and another 30 ones were damaged.Â According to eyewitnesses, a red glow came from the house before an explosion rocked the area.Â After the explosion, activists of the Palestinian resistance arrived in the area and surrounded the affected house.Â The Palestinian police also arrived in the area and prevented people from reaching the house.Â Resistance activists collected from the house shrapnel of the explosive devices and transported them in a car.
The ‘Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas) issued a press release on Tuesday morning, 03 August 2010, stating that: “We confirm that what happened… resulted from a Zionist security operation intended to assassinate field leaders in the ‘Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades.” It further stated that “such ground targeting is part of Zionist operations.”
Nah. Couldn’t be Hamas incompetence….
In light of information available to PCHR through field investigations, and according to testimonies of eyewitnesses that saw transportation of bombs from the house, there are reasons to suspect that the explosion was coming from inside the house and occurred for no apparent reason, similar to some incidents in the past.Â Internal explosion occurred in the past in houses amidst densely populated areas, because of mistakes in manufacturing, bad storage of bombs or other reasons, which caused many fatalities among civilians and destroyed houses. More>>