Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Media... Wake Up!

You will see a lot of "hubbub" about Israeli’s killing “children” at a U.N. school. However, very few of the dead I have seen in raw footage appear to be children. Not to mention that Hamas was firing mortars directly from the school (Currently and in the Past):

(Little Green Footballs props)

As the world screams about the UN school incident in Gaza, here’s a reminder of what goes on at these places: EXCLUSIVE-Gaza headmaster was Islamic Jihad ‘rocket-maker’.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip, May 5 (Reuters) - By day, Awad al-Qiq was a respected science teacher and headmaster at a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. By night, Palestinian militants say, he built rockets for Islamic Jihad.

The Israeli air strike that killed the 33-year-old last week also laid bare his apparent double life and embarrassed a U.N. agency which has long had to rebuff Israeli accusations that it has aided and abetted guerrillas fighting the Jewish state.

In interviews with Reuters, students and colleagues, as well as U.N. officials, denied any knowledge of Qiq’s work with explosives. And his family denied he had any militant links at all, despite a profusion of Islamic Jihad posters at his home.

But militant leaders allied to the enclave’s ruling Hamas group hailed him as a martyr who led Islamic Jihad’s “engineering unit” — its bomb makers. They fired a salvo of improvised rockets into Israel in response to his death.

(Hat tip: Diamond Bullet.)

This is old footage from 2007, but it collaborates the IAF charge that Hamas was using this structure to fire from:

Some other buildings and sites blown up due to Hamas activity: