Yazan al-Masri, 2, was killed by a homemade rocket launched from Gaza that fell short of it’s target in Israel. The child is one of many that have met a similar fate.
According to the Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), dozens of Palestinians have been injured and killed by “homemade rockets” by “a Palestinian armed group.” Those killed by Israeli rockets were in the direct vicinity of Hamas terrorists.
Hamas cowards often use civilians as human shields by operating by schools, hospitals or evidently by the Associated Press and other media outlets. It is a known strategy that deliberately puts innocent lives at risk. Hamas and their allies often – laughably – denounce those who call out this tactic as “racist.”
The Elder of Zion wrote about this phenomenon, stating in part that “it is very rare” that a family is killed by the Israeli Defense Forces. He says:
A large percentage of Hamas rockets fall in Gaza, and many Gazans are killed because of them. I’ve documented this for years. I’ve also shown how Hamas’ own videos show rockets falling short.
DCIP is not a pro-Israel organization by any stretch, but they do acknowledge the very real casualties resulting from Hamas rockets. “Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups must take all steps necessary to conduct any hostilities in accordance with international law and protect civilians, especially children,” DCIP’s Ayed Abu Eqtaish was quoted as saying.
When one Hamas supporter in Gaza was asked by a reporter about children being killed there, his callous response was that, if they got killed, so be it, all in the name of jihad and killing Jews for Allah. This represents the basic mindset of the jihadis to be killed “fighting the Jews,” even for innocents, is some sort of an honor, a requirement even. For them, in their death cult, jihad is a form of prayer.