GAZA CITY, 22 June 2006 Ã¢?? An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a car traveling in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday evening, but missed and hit a house instead, killing a man, his sister who was seven months pregnant and her unborn baby, hospital officials said.
At least 13 other people were injured, four of them children. Two of them are in a serious condition, officials at Nasser Hospital in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis said. [source]
Death Toll = 30 (for those counting)
But I suppose “some” might argue that the unborn fetus doesn’t really count. Only moving bodies outside the womb; and even those…well…sometimes.
In related news: The Human Rights Watch is saying Israel’s beach “probe” is “not credible” as: “An investigation that refuses to look at contradictory evidence can hardly be credible”. The Israeli army says that any Palestinian evidence was “discounted” because Palestinians are basically liars.
Two things I’ve always found strange is that an army who attacks happens to be the army that presents the case and controls the evidence for an investigation and calls this investigation the absolute truth. Isn’t that a strategy pretty much disproved by Bart Simpson’s “I didn’t do it”? Even stranger are that almost all the missles fired end up killing civilians but are called “off target” in a way that makes me wonder is they really aren’t.
Tomorrow is another day…but the silence of today is deafening.