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