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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Yes, the kid was killed by a Palestinian Arab mortar

Yesterday I posted a large number of articles about a child killed in Gaza and compared how these "news" sources reported Palestinian Arab claims that the child was killed by an Israeli tank shell. Some of them took the Palestinian claims at face value, and the ones that noted Israel's denials buried that information much lower in the article.

Well, today the Palestinian Center for Human Rights came out with their investigation of the issue, and, sure enough, the kid was killed by his peaceful Gazan neighbors:
On Sunday evening, 6 April 2008, ‘Abdullah Mohammed Bahar, 4, was killed and his brother, ‘Abdul Jawad, 8, was wounded when a mortar shell fell near their house in al-Boreij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 15:00 on Sunday, a mortar shell fell near a house belonging to Mohammed Suleiman Bahar, 51, in the east of al-Boreij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. As a result, two of the owner’s children were wounded when they were playing near the house: ‘Abullah, 4, wounded by shrapnel to the head and the chest; and ‘Abdul Jawad, 8, wounded by shrapnel to the head. The two children were evacuated to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah town, but ‘Abdullah died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Will we be seeing any corrections from the many media that - as always - reported the lying Palestinian "witnesses" and "medical sources" without skepticism and gave them more credence than Israeli claims that are almost inevitably vindicated?

Previous examples of Palestinian Arabs blaming Israel for deaths they committed themselves here, here, here, here and here, just to list a few.

The 2008 Palestinian Arab Self-Death count is now at 56, with 11 children. Which, in PalArab terms, is roughly half a "holocaust."