10 civilians killed in Israeli airstrike

2012-11-18 18:35

Gaza City - Palestinian medical officials say at least 10 civilians, including women and young children, have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

The strike flattened the two-storey building of the Daloo family.

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says four women and four small children are among the dead.

Frantic rescuers pulled the children's bodies from the rubble as survivors and bystanders screamed in grief. Later, the four children were laid out in the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa Hospital.

It was not immediately clear what the target of the airstrike was.

Al-Kidra says the deaths brought to 66 the number of Palestinians killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, including 32 civilians.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-18 18:46

    This is wrong and should not be accepted.. I support Israel's right to defend itself from terrorism, but it should hold those who kill children accountable. How do you sleep after murdering a 4 year old in their home?!

      drake.murdoch.5 - 2012-11-18 19:03

      Its war not a church fete – put on your big boy pants and get over it.

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-18 19:06

      Yeah labeling something a 'war' makes it OK to kill children...makes complete sense. Maybe it should be called a war the next time someone you know gets killed

      drake.murdoch.5 - 2012-11-18 19:41

      Grammar and spelling aside *grinding teeth* - You'd do me a huge favor; I lack the necessary brass balls to off myself – I'd sooner die than see the world turn into a Kumbaya sing-along.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-18 19:44

      The blood is on Hamas' hands

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-18 20:01

      I'm grateful I'm not a screwup like you

      watchman.smith - 2012-11-18 20:02

      JohncarlosBiza. I'm sure you crying fowl with all the atrocities that Asad of Syria has done against the women and children in his country. Whilst this is all going on between Israel and Hamas, let's not forget that Syria's government is busy butchering her people.

      frank.reidrobertson - 2012-11-18 20:15

      the rocket launches are located in housing areas

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-18 20:41

      JOHNCAR U AR A IDIOT..U KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WAR..u know nothing about how the opposistion fights..the weaker group always hide in populated areas,among innocent ppl..when children dies..they want the international community must feel sorry fr them..they hide their weapons in schools your research

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-18 22:18

      Hamas killed these kids not Israel... Self defence is no crime... Hamas shot the first rockets... Hundreds of them... Hamas knew this will happen. Hamas sacrifice their own children for the cause, this is what the west must understand... All the blood is on Hamas hands, not Israel.

  • - 2012-11-18 19:01

    The usual propaganda rubbish. - 2012-11-19 08:19

      Its typical of you atheists to take the side of terrorists.Why don't you become a human shield for the palestinians their favourite pastime with civilians..Israel are the people of God.God bless Jerusalem and Israel.

  • Robert Frankol - 2012-11-18 19:04

    Is this the start of WW3?

      bobo.jane.1 - 2012-11-18 22:01

      Unfortunately, yes I think this could be the beginning of the end.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-11-18 19:32

    God sent Moses to free the Children of Israel from the persecution of Pharoan.It is ironic to see how some of them are now emulating Pharoan.

  • Gorden Park - 2012-11-18 20:04

    I am sad that children are being used as shields if anyone is to blame it is hamas they should not fire at Israel in the first place. When you want war don't hide amongst woman and children you want to fight so fight like a man not a coward

  • andre.krige - 2012-11-18 20:36

    If Iraq had reacted and attacked USA and the Nato forces on their home soil, when they were attacked in 2003 would this be justified ? Humans greed and thirst for war is sick.

      drake.murdoch.5 - 2012-11-18 20:45

      "Humans greed and thirst for war is sick" - *sigh* Another spineless hippy with a twinkle in his eye – you are everything that is wrong with the world – diplomacy be damned, kill it with fire!

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-18 20:38

    OFCOZ PPL(WOMAN & CHILDREN) WILL DIE..when hamas hide among civilains..hide ther weapons in a populated area..they play dirty..islamic nations ar quick to cry that isreal bomb civilans and bomb gaza..but none of them critisize hamas fr attcking first..weeks past an isreal warn them they will that isreal respond..ISREAL IS WRONG AGAIN..

  • ancbasher - 2012-11-18 20:43

    And this is going to solve the problem? Stop the killing!!

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-18 22:25

      Hamas can accept Israel and stop attacking her... Then this madness will end. The blood is on Hamas hands end of story. Israel just want peace, Hamas want a holy war...religious nut jobs need to be killed or they will kill all Palestinian civilians in their holy war bs. Hamas has more Palestinian blood on their hands then Israeli blood.

  • tk.makhetha - 2012-11-18 20:45

    Even the Americans would think twice before blowing up a whole civilian apartment building to kill a few terrorists themselves.but will support it if someone else pulls the trigger.might aswell be the Americans since isreal is their offspring ,fighting wars with their weapons.just saying '~'

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:20

      If Hamas can launch unguided missiles at Israel, then Israel can launch unguided missiles at Gaza. Good luck to Hamas and better luck to Israel.

  • andre.krige - 2012-11-18 21:04

    @zero intellect " spineless hippy " *puke ( Your little facial movements and sighs in your comments are just so adorable ) you sound young , naive and immature my friend . " vaporize the lot of them" wow, that was powerful . how can someone take you seriously in a forum with comments like that. Oh sorry no one does.

      drake.murdoch.5 - 2012-11-18 21:17

      Let me guess, this is the 'enlightened Afrikaner' routine? Spare us, would you? I've had my fill of would-be peace-seekers but profit from the suffering of others – back to Comedy Central bud… you sound like a parrot in need of inspiration…

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-11-18 21:07

    This is very sad innocent children are dying maybe its time the muslim countries put together a peace force to enter Gaza and remove Hamas and prevent them from firing rockets into israel , then none of this would happen

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:21

    Oh Allah if guidence is wriiten for these Israeli buthers then guide them, otherwise Allah annahilate them of the face of this earth just like you have dealt with the oppressors of the past. Oh Allah make their lives miserable, Oh Allah make tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes constant for them. All lord of all the worlds it is because of the sins of muslims we are suffering so forgiveus ameen. - 2012-11-18 23:34

      Allah hates Muslims when it comes to Israel... In 1948 Allah destroyed the armies of Egypt, Syria, Libia, Saudi, Iraq, Jordan Syria and Lebanon... Israel won that war without support from the west and hardly an army. Allah wants the Jews in the holy land ... Your Jeolosy will get you killed by Allah Himself, Ameen.

      Mike - 2012-11-18 23:54

      Doberman, you are a first class twat. - 2012-11-19 00:55

      I see you don't like the truth... Calling me names is not gona help you win wars...make peace and make Allah happy, or Allah can remind you again why he didn't give you this 1,2% of the middle east that you Want as well. You people are mad! I'm not even Jewish but I know your kind from Cyprus... A horible religion of death and murder spreading by the sword with korans dripping in blood. You are a violent bunch and thus I have supported Israel for decades.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:25

      Your Allah is proving to be very weak and ineffective. All of Islam, with mighty exhortations to Allah, cannot deal with the Jewish speck in their midst. Oh, the hate inducing humiliation of it all must be driving the Islamic world insane.

  • moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-18 22:26

    There is hardly a conflict in the world that doesn't have Muslims involved. Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, Indonesia, Gaza, Kashmir, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Macedonia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Chechnya, Serbia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, etc. All of these recent or ongoing conflicts have involved the "Religion of Peace", Islam.

      Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:39

      quirky the muslim world is in turmoil I understand that. Infact if you study islam you will out that prophet Muhammed had already prophecised that. Muhammed is the true messanger of Allah and everything he say has to come to pass

  • thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-18 22:30

    Good nite

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:44

    The day the mosques are full for every single prayer just like the friday prayer then only will we be successful. Today many muslims are muslim by name only. many are bereft of true believe, hence we find ourselves in the situation we are in. The westend powers are taking advantage of our weakness. We expect that from them anyway.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:28

      Islam's weakness is a backward and primitive view of the world due to a religious adherence that does not allow itself to evolve into modern times.

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:46

    Palestine will be liberated by an army that will emerge from khurusaan, which is present day Afghanistan, when will this happen? Allah knows best but it must happen.

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:48

    Prophet Muhammed had said 1400 years ago that Muslims will be huge in number but the will be like the dirt that flows on flood water. thats the state we find ourselves in

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:29

      I agree. The basic law of great quantity, low quality, applies.

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:52

    Jesus may peace be upon him will descend to earth, he will defeat the anti-christ live on earth for 40years die a natural death and then be buried next to the grave of Prophet Muhammed s.a.w - 2012-11-18 23:38

      So Jesus will beat Mohamed up?

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:30

      believeing in nonsense will just get you killed, needlessly. I generalise. - 2012-11-19 08:06

      What utter demonic rubbish.Mohamad was not even a prophet of God.What are you talking about?Total delusion from satan.Sad !!!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-11-18 22:54

    Viva Israel Viva!

      Umm Umair - 2012-11-18 22:56

      agh you are stupid I wont even waste my time with you

      nick.sailer - 2012-11-18 23:54

      I think we know who dislikes your comment Irene

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-19 06:33

      How is support for Israel stupid. Are you confusing News24 for an Islamic website?

  • nick.sailer - 2012-11-18 23:15

    I know this sounds really callous but it is the truth, in Gaza, todays children become tomorrows terrorist. Hammas is a terrorist organisation and has entrenched its operations deep within the Gaza residential areas, where it is quite happy to use the civilian population (who were stupid enough to vote them into government) not only as a shield, but to coerce the adults to provide it with protection and indoctinate the young people to join the 'cause'. Todays children become tomorrows terrorists and suicide bombers. Isreal has the right to protect itself and if Hammas insists on setting up the target with thousands of innocent civilians within and around it, that becomes Hammas's problem not Isreal's who know this tactic very well, and have had to learn to turn a blind eye to the dreadful collateral damage caused when it is forced to defend itself. It is sad and terrible situation but Hammas is a loathsome bunch of cowards. The fact that so few Isrealis have thus far died in the conflict indicates that Isreal has prepared and implimented plans and systems to ensure the survival of as many people within its area of protection, when it is attacked. Now you tell me who is the more moral and ethical group? I have no great love for Isreal, but I respect them and have no problem if Isreal commit themselves to ground operations, occupy Gaza and root out and annihilate Hammas, and if children are killed in the process, so be it.

  • Mike - 2012-11-18 23:50

    Disgusting. Deleting my comments on site because I don't like the Israelite s.

  • Mike - 2012-11-18 23:51

    We believe in the hamsters' unequivocal right to defend themselves.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-11-19 03:22

    Muhammed pbuh is mentioned and phrophesized in the Hebrew Bibel in Song of Soloman 5:16.The name 'Muhammed' was changed to 'altogether lovely'.So a Muslim scholar was speaking to a Rabbi at speakers corner and asked him why they dont except Islam.His reply was 'we except that Muhammed pbuh is the Prophet of God,but God sent us a prophet Moses pbuh and we didnt listen to him,do you think we going to listen to one from another tribe,thats all i have to say'. Is the answer the Rabbi gave.

      nervern - 2012-11-19 08:30

      Dude that name that is in the hebrew bible does not mean your mohammed,lol. Its like the incident of the burning bush and moses being a prophecy of george bush,lol.

  • Africa21stcentury - 2012-11-19 05:33

    . So happy, that this Fidel and that Patric, at long last have been thrown of this site. Those hundreds of repeat comments, became sooooo booooooring !! But better still, there won't been any further comments soaked in HATRED-RACISM AND FILTH !!!!

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-11-19 09:23


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