Report: Gaza Baby Killed by Islamic Jihad Rocket, Not Israel
One of the terror groups attacking Israel has admitted that its own rocket killed a 14 month old baby in Gaza, exploding inside the family’s home.
The Washington Examiner reports:
A report from the Telegram account of Hamas’ al-Risala News was published Sunday and said that the 14-month child was killed by a Gazan rocket that exploded inside of the family’s home, there are also reports that a woman also died in the Saturday blast. The report was quickly deleted, the Jerusalem Post reports.
“There is a claim that the technical failure was caused by low-grade explosives in the rocket,” it said. “There is no doubt that the baby’s death has nothing to do with the enemy’s [Israel’s] planes.”
Hamas blamed Israel for the killing, which the IDF denied in a tweet, writing, “Yesterday, Palestinian weapons caused the tragic death of a mother in Gaza and her baby. Hamas blamed Israel. Journalists amplified the lie. Our assessment indicates that the incident had nothing to do with IDF strikes.”
Yesterday, Palestinian weapons caused the tragic death of a mother in Gaza and her baby. Hamas blamed Israel. Journalists amplified the lie. Our assessment indicates that the incident had nothing to do with IDF strikes.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 5, 2019
The Jerusalem Post reports that the terror group’s representatives met with the victims’ family and offered them “compensation and to qualify the baby as a ‘martyr’ in exchange for their silence on the circumstances of her death.”