Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gaza health clinic run by UN blown up, Israel blamed, Hamas the culprit

The IDF is methodically finding and destroying every tunnel in Gaza.  They find one inside a UNRWA healthcare clinic and as the IDF is preparing to destroy the tunnel without destroying the building, the booby-trap goes off, collapsing the building, killing 3 and injuring more than a dozen.

Israel will surely be blamed for cravenly targeting a clinic, but now you know the truth.

From the Times of Israel July 30 by Mitch Ginsberg

3 IDF soldiers killed in ‘booby-trapped UNRWA clinic’

Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said
The clinic had apparently been abandoned by its UN personnel. UNRWA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The army named the soldiers as Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, 21, of Rishon Lezion, Staff Sgt. Omer Chai, 21, of Savion, and Sgt. Guy Algranati, 20, of Tel Aviv.

The three soldiers, members of the elite Maglan unit, were taking precautionary measures in efforts to limit damage to the structure before eliminating the tunnel, when the explosives detonated in the small building.

The soldiers had sent in sniffing dogs and a small robot to minimize damage to the structure, located in Khan Yunis, but explosives rigged to the building detonated, toppling part of the building on top of the soldiers.

Fifteen soldiers were injured. IDF soldiers evacuating the wounded came under fire from Palestinian fighters. All of the fatalities and injured were eventually brought back to Israeli territory.

The deaths brought the toll of IDF soldiers killed since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge to 56.

“Once you enter such a clinic and you see the UNRWA sigh on it and you know there is a terror tunnel there, you know it’s a very very sensitive building, and you’re thinking of the not-terrorist Palestinians living there all around, and you’re trying not to harm this place,” Edelstein said

He said Hamas gunmen have used more than a thousand IEDs so far, destroying thousands of buildings in the Gaza Strip.

Not just using your people as human shields, but deliberately destroying their homes, businesses and markets.  

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