posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 01:19 PM
Hold on to your socks because this is going to shock them right
off of your feet. Israel did not shell the school in Gaza as we were led to believe. Desipite article after article on how Israel had stooped to
shelling school yards, it turns out that this really isn't the case at all. The school was never attacked.
Most people remember the headlines: Massacre Of Innocents As UN School Is Shelled; Israeli Strike Kills Dozens At UN School. There was just one
problem: The story, as etched in people's minds, was not quite accurate.
Physical evidence and interviews with several eyewitnesses, including a teacher who was in the schoolyard at the time of the shelling, make it clear:
While a few people were injured from shrapnel landing inside the white-and-blue-walled UNRWA compound, no one in the compound was killed. The 43
people who died in the incident were all outside, on the street, where all three mortar shells landed.
So 43 people were killed in the street. This is serious enough and would no doubt require an investigation of some sort. But why exclaim or lead
everyone to believe that a school was shelled? Why, because sensationalist in the media or Hamas wanted a bigger story. This seems to be the case with
most of the stories or tragedy that came out of this last battle with Hamas. They take an actual event, blow it out of proportion, and then sell it to
the world as the truth.
I know some here will want to focus on the 43 deaths. An investigation into this would merely be a fact check. Turning standard war fatalities into
criminal war crimes through twisting of the facts is however, a conspiracy to hide the truth. Why isn't the truth good enough? It would seem that
someone in the U.N. has an agenda. Their efforts to keep the world focused on Israel's retaliation to Hamas' random rocket attacks on civilians is
The UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs got the location right, for a short while. Its daily bulletin cited "early reports"
that "three artillery shells landed outside the UNRWA Jabalia Prep. C Girls School ..." However, its more comprehensive weekly report, published
three days later, stated that "Israeli shelling directly hit two UNRWA schools ..." including the one at issue.
This story has it all. A cover-up from the U.N. and teachers and citizens being told not to tell the truth to the press. When you continue to see a
pattern of lies and cover-up you have to start asking questions. Remember the hospital that was a smoldering ruin of ashes? This is yet another case
of the UN sensationalizing the news to stir up anger against Israel.
On Friday, health workers went through the smoldering wreckage of the five-story Al Quds hospital run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, which
was hit by three Israeli shells the day before.
There was nothing left to salvage inside the blackened hulk.
(Jan. 16, 2009, UN says Gaza hospitals in crisis)
But again, no surprise to see that the hospital wasn't hit, it was a warehouse near the hospital that was reduced to cinder. The only damage to the
hospital was that it lost it's water supply. Israel was not targeting the hospital.
Water pipes supplying the facility were badly damaged by the shelling. Hospital services are expected to be back to normal in three to five days.
I'd continue with several more stories with the same result but I think you get the picture now. This is a clear conspiracy to cover up the truth.
The U.N. seems to be part of that conspiracy.
UPDATE: Feb 4, 2009. The U.N. admits it made a mistake.
Clarification: While correctly reported on 6 January that Israeli shells landed outside an UNRWA school in Jabalia, resulting in an initial estimate
of 30 fatalities, the Situation Report of 7 January referred to 'the shelling of the UNRWA school in Jabalia.' The Humanitarian Coordinator would
like to clarify that the shelling, and all of the fatalities, took place outside rather than inside the school.
[edit on 4-2-2009 by dbates]