Sunday, January 04, 2009

VIDEO: We've been gathering intelligence for this operation for months ...

An Israeli Defense Force operative lets slip that the IDF has been planning this Gaza operation for months. is the current bombardment of Gaza really in response to HAMAS rockets?

And an Israeli human rights group has thrown doubt on Israel's claims to be avoiding civilian casualties. The Al Jazeera video below includes an interview with the father of some boys who were loading gas cannisters onto a truck until they were blown to bits. The accompanying text to the video reads as follows:

The Israeli military says it bombed a lorry which Hamas fighters were loading with rockets on Monday.

But an Israeli human rights group says civilians were killed as they tried to protect their goods.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid talks to a Palestinian who says the vehicle was his and that it was being loaded with gas canisters by his family.

Words © 2009 Irfan Yusuf

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