Israel is targeting women and children as a strategy to pressure Palestinian protests against their policies of oppression and restrictions on non-Jewish civilians in Occupied Palestine. The death toll of Palestinian civilians, including children, continues to increase
By Mohammed Asad
At 4 am today (Sunday Oct. 11, 2015), Israel bombed agricultural land in Zeitoun in the Gaza Strip that was adjacent to the home of the Hassan family.
The home was completely destroyed and the bombing killed the mother who lived in the home, Noor Hassan, 35 years old, her unborn baby, and killed one of her children, Rahaf Hassan, believed to be about 4 years old. Mrs. Hassan was pregnant and expecting a baby in a few months.
The Israeli bombing attack also seriously injured several of her other young children who were in the home.
The surviving Hassan children rummaged through the debris of the home to collect some clothes from the destroyed home.
Israeli officials, as they always do, refused to recognize that their actions resulted in the killing of innocent civilians and an Army Spokesperson told the news media that Israel had fired rockets into Gaza targeting alleged Hamas “weapons facilities.”
Usually, though, the rocket attacks from Israel have not real military targets and are fired on civilian areas to punish Palestinians when they protest and resist the occupation. The Hassan home and property were intentionally targeted observers said from Israeli war planes that have been staffing the area.
The Killing of Palestinian civilians by Israelis
is described as “nationalistic” when it is reported.
In most cases, the mainstream American news media
doesn’t repot on the Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians.
But the media exaggerates and touts Palestinians killings
of Israelis, calling the killers “terrorists.” The American
News Media is a part of the problem.
In the past several weeks, thousands of Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli terrorist aggression and dozens have been killed. But Israel and the pro-Israel American news media continue to block reporting on Israel’s killing of civilians and instead exaggerate attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.
More than 11 Palestinian civilians have been killed by Israeli war planes, IDF snipers and armed Israeli settlers just in the past two days.
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