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100 Survivors Rescued in Gaza From Ruins Blocked by Israelis
Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2009 | Craig Whitlock and Reyham Abdel Kareem

Posted on 01/09/2009 10:15:37 AM PST by fignewton

Relief Agencies Fear More Are Trapped, Days After Neighborhood Was Shelled

Emergency workers said they rescued 100 more trapped survivors Thursday and found between 40 and 50 corpses in a devastated residential block south of Gaza City that the Israeli military had kept off-limits to the International Committee of the Red Cross for four days...

...Four children, weak but alive, were found lying under blankets, nestled next to their dead mothers, Abuzaid said.

...The Red Cross has accused the Israeli military of repeatedly refusing to grant permission for ambulances to go to Zaytoun, even though soldiers were stationed outside the damaged houses and were aware people were wounded inside...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaza; israel
My mom was reading me this story over the phone.

I told her I don't know how true it is, but she insisted that since it was printed in the Washington Post, it must be true.

1 posted on 01/09/2009 10:15:40 AM PST by fignewton
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To: fignewton

Wow. There’s no media bias in THAT headline at ALL!


2 posted on 01/09/2009 10:18:27 AM PST by WayneS (Sarcasm Alert!!! (for the thick-headed))
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To: fignewton

No offense, but is your mother suffering from senile dementia?

The WaPo is one of the “top” five lib-tard rags in the country.


3 posted on 01/09/2009 10:19:59 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: fignewton
"grant permission for ambulances"

Given Islamist history, they should only be allowed to use pickups and flat bed medium trucks as ambulances. Those vehicles are more easily searched for both "brave" jihadists and jihadist armament.

4 posted on 01/09/2009 10:20:59 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: fignewton

You should have responded that the Washington Post has become the propaganda arm for anti-semitism in America so anything written about Jews or Israelis must be considered false until demonstrated elsewhere to be true.


5 posted on 01/09/2009 10:27:45 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: fignewton

Hamas uses ambulances and UN vehicles to move their weapons, men and ammmo.

course the left and ,muslims are just too dumb to realise the truth


6 posted on 01/09/2009 10:29:43 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: fignewton

Reyham Abdel Kareem sounds like an unbiased journalist.


7 posted on 01/09/2009 10:30:39 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: fignewton

SO 100 Hamas terrorists were rescued. Oh, wait, 96 plus their 4 child hostages.


8 posted on 01/09/2009 10:31:30 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: fignewton

http://idfspokesperson.com/

Call and read this to your Mom, please

It explains the IDF reason for refusing Red Cross workers entrance to neighorhoods

It explains why some homes, even containing live victims, are under guard and cannot be safely entered- because those kids are boooby trapped bomb bait and quite probably, EOD (explosive experts) are way overtasked to try and defuse them


9 posted on 01/09/2009 10:34:03 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: fignewton
residents of Zaytoun who had been trapped in other houses have given similar accounts of how Israeli soldiers were aware of their plight but refused to allow rescue workers into the neighborhood.

This line has "orchestrated Hamas PR stunt" written all over it.

10 posted on 01/09/2009 10:35:29 AM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: ArmstedFragg

http://idfspokesperson.com/

See captured map.

No stunt.

Entire neighborhhods are rigged with HAMAS explosives and have HAMAS snipers and IED’s positioned to attack rescue workers.


11 posted on 01/09/2009 10:39:41 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: manc

“This situation will not improve until Hamas stops lobbing rockets into Israel,” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.”
___________________

What is it about stop lobbing that they don’t understand?

Duh.


12 posted on 01/09/2009 10:47:00 AM PST by cowdog77 ("Are there any brave men left in Washington, or are they all cowards?")
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You mean their 4 child human shields along with their mothers, right?


13 posted on 01/09/2009 10:58:13 AM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: fignewton; All
It [should have read]:

Relief Agencies Fear More Are Trapped, Days After Neighborhood Was Shelled Emergency workers said they rescued 100 more trapped survivors... " [in civilian buildings used as military bases by Hamas "...Thursday and found between 40 and 50 corpses in a devastated residential block south of Gaza City..."

14 posted on 01/09/2009 11:04:44 AM PST by Wuli
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To: fignewton; All
It [should have read]:

"Relief Agencies Fear More Are Trapped, Days After Neighborhood Was Shelled Emergency workers said they rescued 100 more trapped survivors... " [in civilian buildings used as military bases by Hamas] "...Thursday and found between 40 and 50 corpses in a devastated residential block south of Gaza City..."

15 posted on 01/09/2009 11:05:51 AM PST by Wuli
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To: manc
You are right, real red cross ambulances could very well be seen as targets because of this abuse in the past.
16 posted on 01/09/2009 11:17:10 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
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To: WayneS

awww be nice to my mom.

She’s subscribed to the Washington Post for more than 50 years. She won’t read the Washington Times because it’s owned by the Moonies. But, at least I got her to watch Foxnews :)


17 posted on 01/09/2009 2:23:39 PM PST by fignewton
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To: silverleaf

Thank you for the info. I knew there had to be more to the story than what the Post was reporting.


18 posted on 01/09/2009 2:25:32 PM PST by fignewton
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..

Red Cross blasts Israel
The NYT | 1/08/09 | Alan crowell
Posted on 01/08/2009 11:02:01 AM PST by ChurtleDawg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2161065/posts


19 posted on 01/09/2009 3:46:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (First 2009 Profile update Tuesday, January 6, 2009___________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: silverleaf

If the homes are booby-trapped... shouldn’t the IDF the allow the Red Cross access (with television crews filming)?

That way, when the rubble goes *BOOM!* and the Red Cross personnel die, the world has live coverage as to why.


20 posted on 01/09/2009 7:43:59 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla
One of the common values between us and the Israelis - is respect for human life. Like us, Israel will not risk the lives of emergency personnel in an attempt to make a point and let the press watch Red Cross workers be blown up and die.

Similarly a US fire chief will not let his men enter an unstable burning building, even if there are live victims inside. A US military commander will not order or permit his troops to enter an ambush even if it is baited with innocent victims.

Besides, Hamas would simply claim the Israels did the booby traps and the press would accept this. It is literally a no-win for Israel, given the uncritical “journalism” of the liberal media that is feeding propaganda to the world about what is happening.

I have been thinking about how and why there would be multiple cases of dead women in houses, with small children under blankets beside them. My conclusion is that Hamas is killing women and staging their death scenes, and letting their small children stay with their bodies to starve- to try and draw the Israelis into booby-trapped houses and ambushes- and to heighten world animus against Israel. There is no other logical explanation of even more than one case of a woman being in a house dead and covered, and all of their small children being alive and uninjured.

21 posted on 01/10/2009 7:18:24 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: fignewton

I was just teasing. ;^)

Good job getting her to expand her horizons a bit - although lately FoxNews doesn’t appear to be what it once was.


22 posted on 01/10/2009 7:26:11 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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