UNRWA HQ in Gaza
But Hamas neither wants peace with Israel nor cares about the safety of its civilians of any age.
In recent days, Hamas has fired rockets from an area of Beit Hanoun where an UNRWA shelter is located. Last night, the Israel Defense Forces told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from UNRWA’s shelter in Beit Hanoun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. UNRWA and the Red Cross received the message.Some people may not like where this news took my mind. Maybe it was the exhaustion last night after working two successive night shifts at Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin, but I thought of how the British officials of the Mandate refused to heed the warnings of the Etzel to evacuate the King David Hotel.
Hamas prevented civilians from evacuating the area during the window that the IDF gave them. IDF Blog
After exiting the hotel, Gidon summoned two women fighters who were waiting nearby, and ordered them to carry out their mission. They ran over to a nearby telephone booth, and delivered the following message to the hotel telephone operator and to the editorial office of the Palestine Post:
They also delivered a telephone warning to the French Consulate, adjacent to the hotel, to open their windows to prevent blast damage. The telephone messages were intended to prevent casualties.Some 25 minutes after the telephone calls, a shattering explosion shook Jerusalem, and reverberated at a great distance. The entire southern wing of the King David Hotel - all seven storeys - was totally destroyed. For reasons unclear, the staff of the government secretariat and the military command remained in their rooms. Some of them were unaware of events, and others were not permitted to leave the building, thus accounting for the large number of victims trapped in the debris.
I am speaking on behalf of the Hebrew underground.
We have placed an explosive device in the hotel.
Evacuate it at once - you have been warned.
Most of the world isn't terribly interested in facts when it comes to Israel. They react with gut antisemitism. So no doubt you won't hear or read too many apologies from those who were quick to condemn Israel for "bombing the UNRWA school" now that it has been shown that it was the Hamas Gazan terrorists who did the real damage in both their firing/shooting and the location of their military in/by the school.
Personally, I don't think Israel should waste too much time in defending ourselves, because it's too much like preaching to the choir. Those who believe the worst of Israel aren't interested in facts.
Shabbat Shalom and Let Us WIN, G-d willing!