Originally posted by SectionEight
Originally posted by DantesLost
reply to post by blobby
Apparently it wasn't just the UN headquarters that was hit.
In the same area a Red Cross hospital was hit and a block of flats that housed news reporters.
See link for details.
Well now it is starting to look like there is foul play going on here or Isreal has a whole batch of bad artillery smoke shells cursed with bad luck. To randomly hit by accident 3 of the worst targets imaginable is highly against the odds. HAMAS is gaining a lot of ground in the news with this stuff, they could have done it themselves. They have the motive and the access to the areas.
Originally posted by Space_Fetus
This is my first post and i'm sorry it has to be on this heated issue.
To all those out there who say that Hamas had set up rocket launching sites near the UN compound, show me the proof. I want to see pictures. I want to see videos of men setting up rocket launchers with a big "UN" in the background. Why is the onus *always* on those who would be labeled "anti-Israel".
In a court of law, the testimony of an unnamed dogwalker wouldn't hold up too well if that is the only witness in a capitol case and the death penalty was on the table.
I am not pro-Israel, I am not pro-Hamas. I am pro-Human. The killing is wrong on BOTH sides, as has been said a million times in these forums (which inspired me to join the community), but I also feel for the people trapped in Gaza.
This *will* get worse before it gets better (another mantra on these forums) but I am confident the world will sort itself out. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
This whole issues reminds me of a quote from Apocalypse Now, with General Corman talking about Walt Kurtz saying:
"Because there's a conflict in every human heart between the rational and the irrational, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes the Dark Side overcomes what Lincoln called 'the better angels of our nature.'"
Remember that the next time someone claims the moral high-ground.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is in the region to end the devastating offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers, said the Israeli defense minister told him there had been a "grave mistake."
But UN official John Ging, who was in the compound at the time, called the Israeli account "nonsense".
And Chris Gunness of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) told Sky News hundreds of people were taking refuge inside the compound when it was hit by "three white phosphorus" shells.
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by mrmonsoon
No one has independently confirmed that Hamas militants were firing anything from the UN compound. But there is confirmation of Israel hitting a UN school, a compound, a hospital, and several civilian homes. But let's just take the IDF's word for it.