General UK Media

BREAKING: Video suggests IDF mortars did NOT play role in Beit Hanoun killing


On July 25th we posted about the UK media’s rush to judgement after 15 Palestinian civilians were reportedly killed at a UNWRA school in Beit Hanoun – an assault that both Hamas and Israel claim might well be the fault of the other.  The Guardian, Independent, and even The Times immediately blamed Israel hours after the incident, despite the dearth of evidence, and prior to the IDF’s investigation.

Within the last hour, the IDF released the following statement:

Since Thursday, July 24, 2014, the IDF has conducted a comprehensive inquiry regarding the incident in which the UNRWA school was fired upon. The inquiry concluded that during the intense fighting between IDF forces and Hamas militants, the militants operated adjacent to the UNRWA school. The militants fired anti-tank missiles at IDFsoldiers, who then responded by firing several mortars in their direction.

The inquiry and the documented footage presented here concluded that a single errant mortar landed in the courtyard of the UNRWA school, when it was completely empty.

The IDF stresses it does not operate or target international organizations in the Gaza Strip, and the ongoing coordination conducted via the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) is continuous without change, even during times of combat.

In light of the inquiry’s findings, the IDF rejects the claims that were made by various officials immediately following the incident, that people were killed in the school premises as a result of IDF operational activity.

Here’s the video they released: 

We’ll have more on the media ramifications of this developing story tomorrow. 

19 replies »

  1. If you believe an IDF investigation in the middle of a war then you must have never followed any previous IDF investigations in the middle of wars. Would you believe a Russian military investigation in to the downing of MH-17?

    • If you believe second and third hand accounts 20 minutes after reported chaos and consider all ensuing follow up information to be part of a conspiracy, then you’ve never been much of a thinker.

    • If you do not accept actual video from Zahal, please provide the Hamas video that shows proof of their claim to make your point.

    • But you trust the information of a terror organisation, Hamas, That says all about you.

    • If you believe an IDF investigation in the middle of a war then you must have never followed any previous IDF investigations in the middle of wars.

      Do show us examples .

      Hamas were shown as liars in cast lead ., All human group organization were shown as liars becuase they repeated Hamas lies. Showing dead children in Syrian and afganistan as Gazan children is just one example. That and the number of dead civialin which is another lie. The likes of you prefer to bevlive them we know.

  2. Looks like another Jenin lie the British media are doing.
    The British media look like dupes for Hamas.

  3. I don’t always agree w/what Israel (land of Abraham/Jakob to David & …) has done but most of the Shemites are truly clueless of the games played by a very very few elite’s (Redshield’s etc) who’ve chosen Ba’al instead of the true (Almighty) God of their Forefathers!
    Anyone who knows history, knows I’m not bashing Her. I can only imagine How the Lord feels of His (1st) chosen ones, He loves Her dearly And has devised a plan to bring Her back into the fold (Daniels week/Jacobs troubles) and in no way will I (we?) throw Her under the buss as the world has, in believing Ishmael’s lying propaganda machine(s) & always, pray for shalom of Jerusalem, & yes, Israel too!
    Remember, both testaments of the (our) Bible is 1 hundred percent Jewish, you got to love them!

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