Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port

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    The first projectile hit the sea wall of Gaza City's little harbour just after four o'clock. As the smoke from the explosion thinned, four figures could be seen running, ragged silhouettes, legs pumping furiously along the wall. Even from a distance of 200 metres, it was obvious that three of them were children.

    Jumping off the harbour wall, they turned on to the beach, attempting to cross the short distance to the safety of the Al-Deira hotel, base for many of the journalists covering the Gaza conflict.

    They waved and shouted at the watching journalists as they passed a little collection of brightly coloured beach tents, used by bathers in peacetime.

    Read More At: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/16/witness-gaza-shelling-first-hand-account
     
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    In one of the most uncomfortable (and must-see) interviews, UK Channel 4′s John Snow ‘discusses’ Israel’s bombing raids and policies towards Hamas with Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev. The interview starts with a punch, “How does killing children on a beach contribute to your purpose of protecting Israeli civilians?” Regev ducks and weaves from question to question, flummoxed when Snow jabs, “if you couldn’t tell these were 4 young Palestinian children playing football on a Gaza beach, you need better equipment,” only to be slammed towards the end with, “why not be brave and talk directly to Hamas? You haven’t got the courage.” Not the kind of interview one is likely to see on US TV.

    http://www.infowars.com/israeli-military-denies-targeting-children-slammed-for-not-having-the-courage-to-talk-to-hamas/
     
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    So how are the interviews with Hamas fanatics going?
     
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    The same as any effort to interview a fanatic. :laugh:
     
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    One-sided propaganda...
     
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    #6 Deacon, Jul 17, 2014
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    That's because those rockets have a guidance system just somewhat better than that of a bottle rocket. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ah, yes; the "PITW"* guidance system. Very familiar with it.

    *"Point It That Way"
     

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