Hamas Fired from School Says Eyewitness to AP
Once again after some of the "fog of war" clears the truth finds a way out of the forest. I am not so sure that many care once the onslaught of news passes as truth. Most of us are on to the next event. I heard that the UN spokesperson said he was 99.9% sure but left a door open for the possibility that in fact it was used by Hamas. I am not surprised at the possibility. Also, the IDF is in fact under orders not to shoot if they know civilians are there. Remember this was a school that according to reports no one was supposed to be in school at the time. The UN never informed the IDF that in fact it was being used as a safe haven regardless if Hamas was firing from there.
But anyway it was reported today in the Jerusalem Post and other papers that
"Two residents of the area near UN school that was shelled by the IDF on Tuesday said that they had seen a small group of terrorists firing mortar rounds from a street close to the school. The two spoke with The Associated Press by telephone on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal."
The school grounds were being used by terrorists to fire mortar shells at troops stationed nearby, and the soldiers responded by firing mortars back, the army said. According to the IDF, the dead included members of the Hamas rocket cell, including senior operatives Imad Abu Askhar and Hassan Abu Askhar.
Defense officials told The Associated Press that booby-trapped bombs in the school had triggered secondary explosions that killed additional Palestinians there.
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