Saturday, April 9, 2011

Reuters parrots Hamas propaganda; fails to report on previous Hamas admission

Hamas parrots and part-time Reuters correspondents Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan leap to apologize for the terrorist group:
Hamas says didn't mean to target Israeli schoolbus
(Reuters) - Hamas said on Saturday its militants did not intend to target Israeli schoolchildren when they fired a rocket at a bus two days ago, critically wounding a teenager and sparking the latest round of border fighting.
"It was not known that the bus targeted on the outskirts of Gaza carried schoolchildren," spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters, adding that the road where the bus was travelling was often used by Israeli military vehicles.
Al-Mughrabi and Fisher-Ilan make no mention of the fact that Hamas had previously boasted admitted that, with a Kornet laser-guided anti-tank missile system, it "targeted the bus of the occupation".

Apparently, we are now to believe the 5,500-meter range weapon directed by an all-weather day or night thermal sight, mistakenly identified the Israeli school bus as an IDF tank.

1 comment:

  1. Joe in AustraliaApril 9, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    It's a bit hard to make out in this photo, but the little sign (lamp?) in the top left corner of the windscreen says "children" in Hebrew (ילדים). You can see an identical sign on photos of the rear window.