TOM GROSS BRILLIANTLY TELLS THE ENTIRE "JENINGRAD" STORY HERE.
HERE'S THE GIST:
The UN report to the Secretary General noted "Palestinians had claimed that between 400 and 500 people had been killed, fighters and civilians together. They had also claimed a number of summary executions and the transfer of corpses to an unknown place outside the city of Jenin. The number of Palestinian fatalities, on the basis of bodies recovered to date, in Jenin and the refugee camp in this military operation can be estimated at around 55."
... Lorenzo Cremonesi, the correspondent for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in Jerusalem, writes in a 2009 article, that he slipped past the army barricades and entered the Jenin camp on April 13 in 2002. He says the hospital was almost deserted as doctors played cards in the emergency room and that he spoke to 25 lightly wounded patients who told heartrending stories but when asked for names of the dead and urged to show where the bodies were, became evasive. "In short, it was all talk and nothing could be verified," wrote Cremonesi. "At the end of that day, I wrote that the death toll was not more than 50 and most of them were combatants".
On July 31, the UN issued a report indicating that at that time 52 Palestinians had been killed and that it was possible that as many as half of them were civilians.ULTIMATELY, THE LIES AND PROPAGANDA FAILED THEN, AND - WITH A LITTLE TIME - IT WILL FAIL AGAIN.
IT WILL TAKE TIME, THOUGH.
AS WS CHURCHILL SAID, A LIE GOES AROUND THE WORLD 5 TIMES BEFORE THE TRUTH GETS ITS PANTS ON.
GATESTONE HAS A DETAILED ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY BY A BRITISH RETIRED MILITARY MAN WHO SERVED IN THE BALKANS AND AFGHANISTAN AND WAS AN ADVISOR TO THE PM. RTWT!
There are ALWAYS going to be collateral civilian causalities when fighting against non-uniformed enemy combatants and terrorists who embed themselves and their weapons in the civilian population to cynically use them as human shields in violation of all war conventions.
Here's what CBS News vet BOB SCHIEFFER had to say:
"In the Middle East, the Palestinian people find themselves in the grip of a terrorist group that has embarked on a strategy to get its own children killed in order to build sympathy for its cause -- a strategy that might actually be working, at least in some quarters.
Last week, I found a quote of many years ago by Golda Meir, one of Israel's early leaders, which might have been said yesterday.
'"We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children,'" she said. "'But we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.'"LET ME ADD THIS: statistics PROVE the extraordinary and unique measures the IDF takes to prevent collateral deaths works:
IF THE IDF WAS INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING GAZANS OR TARGETING CIVILIANS THEN THE NUMBERS WOULD LOOK VERY DIFFERENT.
THE FACT THAT THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF DEAD OR MEN BETWEEN 19-30 YEARS OLD PROVES THE IDF IS TARGETING HAMAS TERRORISTS.
BECAUSE THEY HIDE THEMSELVES AND THEIR WEAPONS AMONG THE CIVILIANS ALL - REPEAT - ALL THE CIVILIAN CAUSALITIES ARE THE FAULT OF HAMAS.
ISRAEL AND THE IDF ARE THE ONLY FORCE IN THE WEST ACTIVELY FIGHTING GLOBAL JIHAD.
THAT'S A SAD FACT.
IT'S WAY PAST TIME THE WEST REJOINED THE FIGHT.
THIS WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL GLOBAL APPEASER IN CHIEF OBAMA IS DEALT WITH.
WE CAN START THIS NOVEMBER.
IN FACT, IT'S NOVEMBER OR NEVER.