First, here is the picture accompanying the piece:
And now the words that went with it:
The escalating conflict with Hamas in Gaza has already caused NIS 10 million in property damage, and shuttered businesses across the South.
The Israel Tax Authority has received 99 claims for property damage related to the conflict (35 vehicles, 52 buildings, 12 agriculture-related) since Saturday.
I’m no expert in building but it would take an awful lot of these to come to the cost of (in my estimation) £1.75 million. Furthermore, if there are so many examples of damage, why is this the one they use? If this is the most dramatic they can provide then it simply reiterates what I’ve been saying for a long time. Hamas rockets are totally ineffectual, barely even registering a useful fear factor.
I vaguely remember playing in things like this when I was a child. There were no air raid shelters required then and if there were, I certainly wouldn’t have put much trust in these.
Would they still be text messaging if the missile that did this, hit them?
I think not.
The attack on Gaza was based on a lie that Hamas had ordered the murder or abduction of three Israeli students. Hamas were then provoked by the arrest of over 800 supporters and the murder of 10 more. 1300 homes in the West Bank were raided and pillaged by lawless IDF troops whose criminal actions are never called into question. Two homes were demolished.
All this after Netanyahu had claimed he had incontrovertible evidence of Hamas guilt. He has never provided it because he hasn’t got it. It was a lie. Nearly 2000 people died not because Hamas refused a ceasefire brokered by Tony Blair with Egypt and Israel, they weren’t even consulted in it. Another lie. The truth is that just as before, Netanyahu has blood stained hands.