Hamas shot the truckers and Chris Gunness is a liar

What did I tell you (“Did Hamas shoot Palestinian truckers?“)?

The IDF was not responsible for the death of a Palestinian aid worker contracted to the UN and the wounding of two others on Thursday, the IDF Spokesman said Saturday.

“An IDF investigation has found that it was not the army who fired on a UN truck at the Erez crossing,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said. The IDF is not sure who fired on the truck, and is still investigating.

“The army further wishes to point out that the Palestinian wounded were evacuated by the Red Cross to the Israeli border, where they were taken by Israeli medical personnel for treatment at Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital,” the IDF told The Jerusalem Post…

The version of events that claimed the IDF had attacked the aid convoy was widely disseminated in the global media, and it was only on Friday afternoon that the IDF posited a different theory...

Foreign press reports [based on UNRWA statements — ed.] said the dead Palestinian and two others were hit by tank shells. A MDA medic at the scene told the Post that soldiers in the field said Hamas snipers targeted the aid workers. A Post probe revealed that the two wounded Palestinians were being treated at Barzilai for gunshot wounds [not shrapnel from tank shells — ed.].

Reacting to the IDF’s assertion that it did not fire on the UN convoy last Thursday, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said the UN “was careful to source its information from eyewitnesses on the ground.”

Gunness added that the UN was keen to “clear the fog of war” and get to the bottom of the incident. — Jerusalem Post (my emphasis)

1. Great job, Jerusalem Post!

2. UNRWA is in no way impartial.

3. I’ve heard Chris Gunness interviewed on NPR. He is vehemently anti-Israel.

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One Response to “Hamas shot the truckers and Chris Gunness is a liar”

  1. Robrt Backham says:

    Chris Gunness misinterprets his job. He is not a UN observer, but rather the spokesperson of UNRA, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, which is actually a welfare agency for the Palestinian refugees in Gaza. As such, I really do not see why he is involved in political issues rather than taking care about the people he supposed to support. The reason of the attack on UNRA’s school is not his concern. For UNRA’s screw this is a given situation, and they have to support the people that have been hurt in their best way, rather than try to play the role of a judge.

    But, the facts published by the IDF prove that Chris Gunness is indeed a liar. Only 7 people have been killed, not 40 as Gunness claims, and these people have been killed by the explosives carried by the Hamas squad that was exterminated by the IDF. If the Hamas squad would not carry such a quantity of explosives near the UNRA school, these victims would probably be living by now.

    By the way, it is questionable that in Gaza there are refuges after 60 years. One can be refugee for a period of one year, two years, five year, but for a period of 60 years? No way. These “refugees” live among their own people, and they had the time to rebuild their lives 10 times. So, how come the UN and the European community support these “refugees”?

    Actually, the people of Gaza do not need financial or any other support. They just have been taught that to be a “refugee” is a good business. At one hand, the international community supports them financially, which actually spares a lot of money for buying weapon to be directed to Israeli civilian population. Saying it in other words, the international community support the aggressive regime of the Hamas by financing its military needs. Unbelievable.

    Thus, it is about the time Chris Gunness and the rest 10,000 UNRA’s employees will go home, and let the Gazzans to take care to their own needs rather that to try to exterminate Israel.