. . . but that is not how the press is reporting it. Instead, we get headlines like this: Palestinian Children Killed In Gaza, as it was reported by Al-Jazeera. So the press, in its usual anti-Israeli bias, tries to make it seem like two innocent babes were licking ice creams cones when Israelis just suddenly attacked.
Far from being innocent children, according to Xinhua, the two boys, aged 12 and 13, were being used as child soldiers to fire rockets against Israel:
GAZA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two Palestinian children were killed on Wednesday night during an Israeli army artillery shelling on northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, paramedics and witnesses said.
The witnesses said the two children tried to pull back a rocket launcher from an open area in the outskirts of the town, adding they suddenly heard a huge explosion in the area.
Only later in the report do we find that, surprise, the Israelis struck in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that started the whole bloody affair. Of course it is the Palestinian cult of terrorism that is responsible for this, but the press yet again irresponsibly covers for them, and bends over backwards to blame Israel for defending itself.
One can only wonder if the Palestinians didn't send these children out to die on purpose just to create these headlines.