Eight day of Hamas’ Operation Death Wish: The Palestinian Authority refused Israeli blood donations, and the Israel Air Force resumed bombing Gaza after a six-hour ceasefire that Hamas snubbed.
“Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency services organization on Monday offered to transfer blood units and donations to the Gaza Strip, but the humanitarian gesture was rejected by the Palestinian Authority,” JNS.org news service reported, in an exclusive attributed to the Israel HaYom newspaper.
“According to MDA Director Eli Bin, the organization then offered to assist the PA by facilitating blood drives involving Palestinian or Israeli Arab donors, but that offer was also rejected.”
Bin said the offer was a “humanitarian gesture” that “brings us respect as human beings.”
Six hours after Israel accepted the Egyptian ceasefire proposal and held fire while Hamas and Islamic Jihad rejected it and continued to bombard Israel, the Israeli Force bombed 20 concealed rocket launchers, weapons storage facilities and “other operational infrastructure,” the IDF spokesman stated.
Gaza medical sources reported one person was killed in the raids, and according to their count, the death toll as reached 193 while more than 1,400 have been wounded.
If Hamas is hoping a higher casualty figure will make the world feel sorry for the terrorist regime, it should not hold its breath, unless it wants a premature death through self-asphyxiation.
Its refusal to accept the Egyptian ceasefire proposal because it allegedly favored Israel, despite giving Hamas huge lifelines, cost it dearly in the international community. The refusal by the Palestinian Authority to accept donations of Israeli blood was poisoned icing on a cake of diplomatic explosives.
Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discarded the usual “balanced” statements aimed at placating both Hamas and Israel and stated, “I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together.”
He added that Hamas is “purposely playing politics” by continuing the rocket fire, using innocents as “human shields… against the laws of war.”
International media finally have begun given up playing as fig leaf for Hamas’ lies but still holds on to the last straw of Hamas’ phony figures of “civilian casualties”,”
“A Washington Post foreign affairs blogger, Ishaan Tharoor, listed the names, ages, and places of death of the 83 Palestinian Arabs killed in the first three days of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge,” JNS.org reported.
A media watch group exposed the truth behind the deaths.
“In a quick check of the first 24 names, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America’s (CAMERA) Israel office found that one through three were Hamas members. Numbers five through 12 were individuals who rushed into a house previously evacuated after an Israeli warning,” it stated.
“Number 17 was a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, like Hamas a U.S.-designated international terrorist organization. The fatalities listed 18 through 22 were family members of his. And number 24 apparently was another terrorist, affiliation not confirmed.”
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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