al badr flour mill:6 floors, nos. 12345 and6 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JimUSA
    • 11.02.10 | 03:41 (IST)

    Much discussion here about the proper numbering of the mill's floors, with most readers backing the British system of calling the bottom floor "ground", and the floor above the ground floor No.1. Thus the mill would be numbered ground,1,2,3,4,5. Not so. This is the testimony of owner Rashad Hamada before Goldstone: "What happened at the mill is a total destruction... of the whole production line of the factory. Because this factory, in fact, is vertical, the equipment is set vertically. There are six floors. The production line was destroyed from the sixth floor to the ground floor. Three floors, the fifth, sixth and fourth were destroyed including all the equipment... And the other three floors, the first, second and third floors, they were totally burned." Note that Hamada does not differentiate between the "ground" floor and the "first" floor. The terms are interchangeable, but the "first" floor IS the bottom floor, contrary to the Guardian's British terminology.

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