Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It's all Hamas's fault

its been a while, but as nobody actually read this that's ok.

anyway, back to the middle east where israel starts to feel maybe that it was a bad PR move to shell a beach full of palestinians on the muslim day of rest. they say they regret it happened, but then that isn't enough so what do they do? blame Hamas.

they say now that it was a hamas landmine that just happened to explode at the same time as Isreal was shelling the nearby area. will anybody swallow this obvious bullshit? probably, there are always those who will. anything to try and avoid the obvious conclusion that Isreal uses terror many times more deadly than Hamas to perpetrate acts of genocide on the palestinian people. it is genocide, by the way as a deliberate method to remove the people of paleastine not just from the land but also from havign any claim to nationhood. so long as there is a palestinan nation the isreali one can never feel safe. Isreal does not mind there being arabs, so long as they don't threaten the territorail integrity of isreal, which is shaky as its not really recognised in international law, the 1948 boundaries are but Israel has grown quite a bit since then.

anyway back to the current propaganda drive to combat the photos of dead children -

The military says that it fired six shells on to and around the beach where Huda Ghalia's family died, and one of them fell about 100 yards away, but by coincidence another explosion - probably a mine planted by Hamas or a buried shell - occurred in the same area at the same time. The military backed its claim with analysis of aerial photographs, shrapnel and intelligence that Hamas had mined beaches to stop Israeli forces landing, although it is not known to have used such a tactic before.
The head of the Israeli inquiry, Major General Meir Klifi, also said that shrapnel taken from two wounded Palestinians treated in Israeli hospitals was not shell fragments. "There is no chance that a shell hit this area. Absolutely no chance," he said.

"All the evidence points to the fact that it couldn't have been a mine," said Marc Garlasco, a former Pentagon adviser on battlefields who led the US military's battle damage assessment team in Kosovo and worked for its intelligence wing, the Defense Intelligence Agency.
"You have the crater size, the shrapnel, the types of injuries, their location on the bodies. That all points to a shell dropping from the sky, not explosives under the sand," he said.

"To say you have five or six rounds in an area and coincidentally there's a land mine next to it and it goes off at the same time is asking a lot," said Mr Garlasco.
Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, accused the Israelis of a cover-up. "The Israelis should have admitted what they did and apologised. They know who did it and we know who did it. They want to escape responsibility because it was a severe embarrassment to the military at home and the prime minister when he is abroad. The pictures followed him to Europe," he said.


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