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    • JimUSA
    • 11.02.10 | 16:13 (IST)

    "...On the dawn of the tenth of January, we received a call from the guard telling us that the factory was targeted by air with a missile and that it had caught fire. After 15 minutes, he called us again and told us that there are tanks approaching the area and that the factory was targeted with tank fire. We immediately informed the ICRC and the Civil Defense in order to put out the fire in the mill. At 11:00 a.m., we were told by the Civil Defense that the fire had been put out and that the guard had been evacuated from the surface area of the factory..." Take-away points: Hamada was not an eye-witness to the event. Hamada says the destruction was caused by a "missile" and tank fire, which he did not personally see, and which Israel has admitted to. While strictly speaking the term "missile" can apply to anything from a spitball to an ICBM, its ordinary meaning in this context is that of a self-guided rocket or free-flying rocket. He does not mention a "bomb" until much later.

    from the article: Report: UN evidence counters Israel's account of Gaza war
    First published 10:17 02.02.10 | Last updated 10:54 02.02.10
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