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Hamas Killed the Baby, Egyptian FM Kissed the Dead Baby, CNN Blamed Israel


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The death of a baby is tragic, always.  But for the terrorists in Gaza and their supporters, the death of a child provides an irresistible public relations bonanza. Even when the killer of the baby isn’t their enemy, but their own weapons.

So when the Egyptian Prime Minister, Hesham Kandil, paid a visit to Gaza as a show of support for his fellow Islamists, a dead four-year-old child, Mahmoud Sadallah, was furnished for the photo opportunity.  The staging was perfect: Kandil, gently laying a kiss on the dead child’s forehead, while Ismael Haniya, a Prime Minister of Hamas, holds the child aloft, as dozens of concerned men look on in the background.

Kandil fought back tears as he said to reporters gathered to record the moment, “What I saw today in the hospital, the wounded and the martyrs, the boy … whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about.”

CNN referred to Mahmoud as the “symbol of the war in Gaza.”  Kandil told the cameras,”I saw the child who was martyred,” and called on Israel to halt “the offensive.”

CNN, The Mirror (UK) and other media, including Norway’s Dagbladet showed the touching scene.

But there is one problem: Israel isn’t responsible for Mahmoud Sadallah’s death.  Hamas is.

Sadallah was brought to Shifra Hospital in Gaza City after having been struck while playing outside of his home.  Although his family members told reporters that Mahmoud was killed in an airstrike from Israel, the facts don’t add up.

Israel agreed to a ceasefire during the time the Egyptian Prime Minister was in Gaza. Terrorists from Gaza continued firing during Kandil’s visit, but Israel held back, and certainly did not fire anywhere near where Kandil was visiting.

In addition, no one saw the strike, although there were reports that an explosion was heard.  The damage was consistent with that of a much smaller weapon, such as a qassam or morter shell.

But what really seems to point away from Israel having been responsible is that although there was evidence of what caused the explosion, that evidence was immediately removed from the area and has not been seen since.

Lebanon’s Daily Star had this to say:

Mahmoud’s family said the boy was in an alley close to his home when he was killed, along with a man of about 20, but no one appeared to have witnessed the strike. The area showed signs that a projectile might have exploded there, with shrapnel marks in the walls of surrounding homes and a shattered kitchen window. But neighbors said local security officials quickly took what remained of the projectile, making it impossible to verify who fired it.

But the pictures have been taken and the CNN video has aired.  Hamas now has its own Mohammed Al-Durah-style fake martyr with which to demonize Israel.

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About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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49 Responses to “Hamas Killed the Baby, Egyptian FM Kissed the Dead Baby, CNN Blamed Israel”

  1. I remember them even digging up dead bodies to blame on us

  2. They live longer in Arab countries – they said that they routinely lied in Saddam's Iraq, otherwise their reporters would have 'accidents'

  3. The hate-filled article DOES NOT prove what it claims! Show us evidence that the baby was killed by his own people to fool the public opinion. Without evidence, Lori is just another lying Jewess.

  4. they already know, just cant say any thing you should know you can not say any thing about Muslims or Islam in Europe or they go on mass riots, claming to be insulted

  5. Max Stroh says:

    As always, everyone has to blame Israel for a situation that the Palestinians themselves are responsible: how many civilians die every time a bastard immolates himself in Israel? simply because their leaders deceive them with false promises and illusions, how many children have died because of the missiles that they throw and then crawl as they do rats in the sewers? Terrorists will always be terrorists and Israel is a nation that tiend every right to defend especially those, cowardly, used children as human shields, and then display them before the television cameras to stimulate the feeling of sorrow and pity towards them. Israel is Real, israel live forever and ever…

  6. Alfonso Soued says:

    Amazing how CNN is so anti Israeli. The media clearly wants to show Hammas as victims of unmeasures attacks, while the true is that those terrorist initiated the crisis and awns more than a 1000 rockets to target civilians in Israel. CNN can not fool us permanently.

  7. Rc Fowler says:

    A four year old–is not a baby–this child is dead because of Godless Islamic anti-Semitic terror!

  8. Rc Fowler says:

    Miss Ambach, They lie because they are full of anti-Semitic hatred!

  9. Lily Goldman says:

    CNN makes me sick, publishing a story that has not been verified!

  10. Younique Stories says:

    if it had been Israeli fire, they would have showed their evidence to the world.

  11. Anonymous says:

    its time for UN and Nato to step in and to end this war Israel started against everybody. Its time Israel terrorists are put into prison and that the country gets back to its owners. Israel now kills babys. How brave of those idiots.

  12. Ty Gel says:

    Unfortunately that is not all they Use children for . . .

  13. Anonymous says:

    Pallywood is re-directing our attention away from the double war crime by Hamas: Hamas starts wars against its neighbors because they want to wipe out non-Muslims according to their holy books and then they hide behind, sacrifice and abuse their own people by hiding rocket launchers in/near homes and apartment buildings.

  14. For God's sake, does it matter? Another child is dead…what is the point? And this was caused by arrogant adults just like the ones posting here! I wish that child could speak…maybe some of you would grow up!

  15. Keith Bounds says:

    The way I see it, if the Hamas terrorists INSIST on acting like animals, then, by God, LET THEM BE TREATED LIKE ANIMALS!

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