Er is zoals altijd veel aandacht voor het aantal kinderen dat omkomt door Israelische legeracties. Onvermeld blijft daarbij dat kinderen al jong door Hamas worden ingezet in de strijd. Gewonde soldaten doen een boekje open. Ook onvermeld blijft dat Israel een veldhospitaal heeft opgezet aan de grens met Gaza om gewonde Palestijnen te behandelen. Ook terroristen worden soms door Israel behandeld in het ziekenhuis.
From Times of Israel liveblog:
A 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist is being treated in an Israeli hospital after being captured during a pre-dawn Monday terror attack on southern Israel when he emerged from one of Hamas’s cross-border tunnels.
The 16-year-old Hamas assailant is being treated in Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital and is described as being in moderate condition, Israel Radio reports on Tuesday afternoon.
He was unconscious when hospitalized, the report says.
The teenager was captured after emerging from a tunnel dug from Gaza into southern Israel along with several other terrorists. In the pre-dawn attack, two groups of Hamas terrorists emerged from two tunnel exits, one inside the Israeli border near Kibbutz Nir Am, and the other near Erez, also on Israeli territory, several kilometers northeast of the Gaza city of Beit Hanoun.
It is unclear which squad the teen belonged to.
A second Hamas terrorist is also in an Israeli hospital, Beersheba’s Soroka Hospital, the report says.
The report adds that IDF soldiers being treated in Israeli hospitals for injuries sustained while fighting in Gaza said they encountered 13- and 14-year-old Palestinian children running at them wearing explosives-laden suicide-bomber belts.
OK, so now we have children being used as suicide bombers and terrorists.
And Israel treating their injuries.
More details and other incidents:
Wounded soldiers have given shocking testimony regarding Hamas’ use of young children as human shields.
Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops.
One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire. If soldiers fired, the parent added, the child’s death could be used as propaganda against Israel.
“They’re continuing the same trick of using children as human shields, just as they did in Operation Cast Lead,” one father said. Women are used as human shields as well, he added.
He expressed frustration at figures on the Israeli far-left who have accused IDF soldiers of committing war crimes. Israel’s soldiers do everything they can to avoid hurting innocent people, he said.
But let's not let that cloud the thinking of those who want to characterize Israel as a Nazi state and Hamas as liberal freedom fighters. They want to be outraged, and they don't want their outrage to be diluted by facts.