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Israel - Hamas: Didn't Mean to Fire on Israeli School Bus

Published on: April 9, 2011 10:33 PM
By: ABC News Radio / KBOI
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Israeli soldiers at the scene of a missile atatck on an Israeli school bus several kilometers inside southern Israel from the border with the Gaza Strip near Moshav Nahal Oz, on 07 April 2011. EPAIsrael - Hamas said Saturday that militants did not intend to target an Israeli school bus that was hit two days ago by a Hamas-fired rocket. A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in the attack and the bus driver was moderately wounded.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Islamic group Hamas, which rules Gaza, for crossing the line. Israeli officials said that because the bus was yellow, it should have been easily identifiable to anyone firing a rocket. They said they did not think it was likely that the bus would have been hit by accident.

Since then, Israel has engaged in a series of retaliation strikes on various Hamas targets.



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 Apr 09, 2011 at 11:07 PM cbdds Says:

Well, from the looks of it the victim did not mean to have a life altering injury that day, he just happened to be in the way of a heat seeking missile.
Perhaps there is a better explanation for what they fired the missile for! Do heat seeking missiles have peaceful uses?

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 Apr 09, 2011 at 11:20 PM Anonymous Says:

It shall be treated as If chas veshulem it would be a bus full of people

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 Apr 09, 2011 at 11:23 PM Wiznitzer Says:

Well then what did they intend to target?

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 12:01 AM Joe-Shmoe Says:

their only regret was schoolchildren. not grownups! that they would call legitimit

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 12:09 AM reb yona Says:

And whom did they target?
When they fire a rocket they have no clue where it's going to hit, as proven by the fact that most rockets don' t cause any damage at all. Hence, when a rocket is sent they well know that it may hit anywhere and everywhere in range. So saying they did mean or didn't mean is simple nonsense

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 12:17 AM Oooooops Says:

If my name were Goldstone, I'd take Hamas at their word. But since I don't have the distinction of being a "respected jurist," I'm feeling a little skeptical. Just a wee bit skeptical about Hamas' motivations and intentions. I really want to believe them and trust them and put my faith in them, like that positive-thinking Goldstone guy. Why am I so negative? Maybe I should make an appointment with my therapist to resolve my trust issues....

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM UseYourHead Says:

Guess what, if you want to avoid hitting a school bus by accident, try not firing rockets at Israelis at all. If they are really sorry, let's see them do that.

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 12:48 AM MR Says:

C'omon now's the opportunity retaliate & kill the whole bang lot of them

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 04:13 AM Anonymous Says:

If you believe this you will also believe Hamas is a peaceful organization wanting Jews to come back to Eretz Yisrael to live in peace

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 07:05 AM Shlomo Says:

1) The rocket has been identified as a "Kornet" anti-tank, laser-guided missile.
You couldn't "not intend" to hit the thing: you have to site your target (tricky Zionists: they now have tanks disguised as school buses that are manned by midget soldiers dressed as school kids. Very clever.)
2) As per CNN (!): "After not claiming responsibility for the attack earlier in the day, Hamas on Thursday night sent a message to reporters saying the strike was in retaliation for the killing of three Hamas leaders last weekend."
So it was in retaliation but they didn't mean it? OK. Good enough for me.
I'm now going to hold my breath waiting for the UN and European countries to decry the use of this weapon against a school bus. The condemnation of Hamas should start any second now....

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 07:14 AM Greener Says:

Reply to #5  
reb yona Says:

And whom did they target?
When they fire a rocket they have no clue where it's going to hit, as proven by the fact that most rockets don' t cause any damage at all. Hence, when a rocket is sent they well know that it may hit anywhere and everywhere in range. So saying they did mean or didn't mean is simple nonsense

You show your ignorance. This was an anti-tank weapon. They are fairly accurate at ranges of up to 3 miles. On target. This bus was targeted. That is a fact to anyone who has served in the IDF (or any military force). Talk to someone who knows or read up a little before you chatter.

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 Apr 10, 2011 at 09:45 AM ALLAN Says:

The excuse by Hamas is no more valid than Nazi's saying that the extermination of Jews was an accident.

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