Posted: 8/22/2014 6:16:00 PM
Author: Elad Benarti
Source: This article was orginally published on the Arutz 7 website.
NOTE FROM LIBRARIANS FOR FAIRNESS: Contrary to what ABC News reported today, this was not the only Israeli child DELIBERATELY MURDERED by a terrorist mortar launched from Gaza. Not long ago an Ethiopian-Israeli boy, also 4-years-old, was DELIBERATELY MURDERED by a Gaza rocket. We are librarians, but we want to emphasize that, contrary to some of the ALA's past resolutions, human lives are far more important to us than books and periodicals. An Israeli kindergarten, with many Israeli children in it, was almost hit by a Hamas rocket today. Fortunately, the children made it to a shelter in time, and none were hurt. Yesterday, a Hamas rocket damaged yet another Israeli kindergarten, which was empty at the time. Unlike schools in Gaza, these kindergartens contained no rocket launchers, weapons caches, etc. Israelis, unlike Hamas do not use their children as human shields! But they did contain well-stocked book corners. Will there be a protest about this from the ALA. Additionally, a synagogue in the Israeli city of Ashdod was almost totally destroyed by Hamas rockets today and three congregants were wounded, one of whom was critically injured. Did the synagogue have a library? How many precious religious book were destroyed in this attack?
4-Year-Old Mortar Victim Identified
Boy who was killed from Gaza mortar identified as Daniel Tragerman. Sources say mortar was fired from UNRWA school.
by Elad Benari
Security sources said on Friday evening that the mortar shell that killed a four-year-old boy in the Sha’ar Hanegev region was fired from an UNRWA-run school in Gaza.
The boy has been identified as Daniel Tragerman. He was reportedly at home when the shell was fired, directly hitting a car that was parked near the home. Unfortunately, Daniel did not have enough time to reach a secure area and was hit by shrapnel.
Magen David Adom crews who were called to the scene tried to resuscitate Daniel but were unsuccessful and pronounced him dead.
The incident would not be the first time that terrorists have fired rockets from UN-run schools in Gaza.
The IDF has previously provided video evidence that Hamas fires rockets from inside schools.
Hamas has also been using UNRWA schools as storage sites for its rockets. Recently, a third such stockpile was discovered in a UN school.
After the first finding of rockets at an UNRWA school, it was reported that rather than destroying the rockets, UNRWA workers called Hamas to come remove them.
At least 90 rockets were fired towards Israel on Friday, with rocket salvos continuing long after sundown and into the Sabbath.
One person was critically wounded on Friday evening when a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in the city of Gan Yavne, in the Ashdod region.
Two other people were lightly wounded from the rocket, which reportedly hit a vehicle.