Martyrdom? Collateral damage in the name of Islam? I’m not surprised. Are you?
H/t Jihad Watch.
During Operation Protective Edge, the dogs of the IDF’s Oketz unit battled terrorists in Gaza. Many of them were wounded in combat, but that didn’t stop them from continuing the fight.
Only ten days after suffering a severe injury in Gaza, Whiskey – a dog in the IDF’s Oketz unit – returned to the battlefield. He wasn’t alone. During Operation Protective Edge, several of the IDF’s canines were wounded in clashes with Hamas terrorists. Like Whiskey, many of them continued fighting despite their wounds.
Oketz (Hebrew: ‘Sting’) is the IDF’s elite canine unit and the best of its kind in the world. The unit’s soldiers undergo intense training to lead infantry forces and special units into battle. They prepare year round to join IDF troops in all sorts of situations, from basic missions to the most complex operations.
“Our dogs are filled with motivation, and they rarely reveal that something is wrong with them,” explained Major A, one of the unit’s senior veterinarians. On the first day of the operation’s ground phase, a bullet entered Whiskey’s leg near a major artery. Despite his injury, he continued to carry out his mission alongside IDF soldiers….
Beautiful. A stirring tribute to the IDF’s canine warriors.
In an earlier report, NBC News reported that their journalists reporting from Gaza personally witnessed a missile attack by Israel on Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. Those claims have since been scrubbed from NBC’s website.
According to Twitter and Google, an NBC journalist reported that he or she had personally witnessed an Israeli drone attack and fire on a hospital in Gaza. The eye witness report was at first included in this NBC News article, and read, “a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone.”
Since that report was published, though, the accusation has been scrubbed entirely from the article. The only evidence of the NBC journalist’s “eyewitness” accusation is the apparent insertion of this sentence:
‘Early reports from the ground had said an Israeli drone appeared responsible for the attack….
While NBC has scrubbed their website as of 2:14 p.m., the earlier report which remains intact on their Facebook page states, “An NBC News crew witnessed the attack near Shifa Hospital, which left at least 30 people dead or wounded.”
Below is a screenshot of NBC’s FB post including a comment I left beneath the post a little more than about two hours ago as of this posting.
The journalist reporting the eyewitness assault Ayman Mohyeldin gives the appearance of being a mouthpiece for Hamas (my opinion) but then so does NBC along with so many other outlets of the mainstream media.
The article of reference: Strikes Near Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill at Least 10 by Ayman Mohyeldin, Paul Ziad Nassar and Alexander Smith.
Below are Mohyeldin’s tweets from earlier today.
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 28, 2014
Can it be that feeling NBC and its Muslim witness-journalist-witness are backtracking?
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 28, 2014
Finally, in case the above tweets by Mohyeldin were deleted, below are the screenshots.
NBC: Busted, you Marxist, anti-Semitic, Muslim loving petards. Everyone is on to Hamas, their bloodlust and countless misdeeds.
NOTE: The information referenced in the above post is intended to reveal the deceptive practices of parties engaged in war and the media, in this instance, NBC.
NBC’s Facebook page and twitter accounts of its journalists are accessible to the public.
The settings on NBC’s Facebook posts are accessible to anyone for sharing. In addition, the twitter accounts of its journalists are also available to the public for viewing, re-tweeting, informational purposes, etc.
Feel free to refer to my Fair Use Statement on this website.
As the IDF continues its operation to dismantle terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, Hamas continues its inhuman tactics against Israeli and Palestinian civilians. On a daily basis, Hamas commits war crimes and ignores threats to human life in Gaza.
Hamas routinely violates international law. The terrorist organization doesn’t stop at targeting Israel civilians with rockets, it also puts Gaza’s civilians in the line of fire and uses them as human shields.
The IDF launched Operation Protective Edge to combat Hamas’ rocket fire and its use of tunnels to attack Israelis. Throughout the operation, Hamas has shown its true face, committing war crimes against Israel and endangering its own people. Here are just a few examples:
Since July 8, Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations have fired over 1,840 rockets at Israel. This rocket fire is aimed at civilians. It targets Israeli cities and communities, with the objective of killing civilians.
Hamas has fired rockets at Israel’s largest cities, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The organization does not distinguish between military targets and civilians. It sees the entire Israeli population as a legitimate target….
Hamas officials urge civilians in Gaza to act as human shields. Palestinians are ordered to stand on the roofs of houses used for terror. This tactic endangers human lives for the sake of protecting terrorists from IDF strikes….
Today’s IDF live update (as of this posting):
10:50 AM: A vehicle carrying seven soldiers was attacked on July 20. Six of their bodies have been identified and efforts to identify the 7th soldier are ongoing.
10:02 AM: Rocket sirens in Tel Aviv.
9:25 AM: The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 7 rockets above Ashdod.
6:00 AM: The IDF confirms that yesterday, Sgt. First Class Oded Ben Sira was killed on the battlefield defending the citizens of Israel. May his memory be blessed.
3:28 AM: Four rockets were fired from Gaza towards Be’er Sheva. One was intercepted by Iron Dome and three hit open areas.
1:48 AM: A rocket fired from Gaza hit an open area near Kafr Qasim in central Israel, nearly 100 km from Gaza.
1:35 AM: A Palestinian terrorist shot and severely injured an Israeli civilian in Judea and Samaria. IDF Forces are searching the area.
Terrorists Use Ambulance for Transportation in Gaza
Blasts After IDF Strike Prove Hamas Used Tunnel for Terror
Grad Rocket Launchers Discovered Next to Gaza School
Let us pray for and ask God to Bless the IDF, people of Israel and the Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge.
The IDF successfully targeted a terrorist operative involved in recent attacks against Israel. The terrorist was planning further attacks on Israel in the coming days. Ahmad Sa’ad, a senior operative in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was in the northern Gaza Strip when an IAF aircraft carried out the mission. The IDF operated in order to eliminate an imminent threat to the lives of Israeli civilians.
Ahmad Sa’ad was a key Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip specializing in rocket launching…..
Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Kandil cried on Friday and kissed the dead child’s forehead, calling him a ‘martyr.’ CNN called him ‘another victim of an [Israeli] airstrike.’ Newspapers showed his photo as an example of the Palestinian civilians killed by Israel’s ongoing military campaign against militants in Gaza.
The only problem with that narrative is that 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah was killed by a Hamas rocket that fell short in Gaza instead of its intended target: Israel. According to an Israeli military statement Sunday, ‘Ninety-nine rockets fired from Gaza have crashed back into Gaza in the last four days. Hamas fires from civilian areas…and hits its own people.’
Pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon reviewed media reports on the incident and wrote: ‘The IDF did not launch any airstrikes in Gaza while Egyptian PM Kandil was in Gaza.’ Israel had agreed to a temporary ceasefire while Kandil was visiting Gaza on Friday, as a gesture to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Even so, terror groups continued firing on Israel during the diplomatic visit….
Islam, the religion of peace. It is unfathomable that CNN, the anti-Semites that they are would grab hold to such vile propaganda as if it was the winning shot and run with it. See video below:
Shame on propagandists/anti-Semites CNN and Hamas. Yet, this is exactly what one expects of Islam the religion of peace. CNN should know better but then they have plagiarist and anti-Israel, Fareed Zakaria.
Pursuant to an excerpt from ElderofZiyon below, CNN issued via jackrabbit Don Lemon a retraction.
I just heard CNN retract the story that falsely claimed that an Israeli bomb had killed Mahmoud Sadallah, the child cynically used for a photo-op with Egyptian PM Kandil and Hamas terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh.
The correction was aired on the Don Lemon program. (Lemon has not been very friendly towards the Israeli narrative from what I can tell).
As of 5:45 p.m. today, the CNN story is still online without being updated and minus references of a retraction.
For those who would the CNN video today, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year (and they will), they would gleam from the video (if they did not know any better) that Israel through its airstrikes actually murdered a little boy.
Lemon’s/CNN’s empty hearted retraction is unacceptable.
Sara Sidner who has yet to retract her video and CNN are complicit in the espousal of Islamic terrorism and propaganda.
As reported by Twitchy, the heat is on CNN and Sara Sidner to retract Sidner’s propaganda video and the liese spoused therein about Israel killing Mahmoud Sadallahvia use of hashtag #CNNLies.