Israeli Affairs

Haaretz criticizes the Israeli Military’s “Bank of Targets”

"This is the price of war," the left-leaning newspaper wrote on the portraits of the victims.

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” published, on its front page, today, Thursday, 67 photos of children who were targeted by the occupation warplanes in its recent aggression on the Gaza Strip, as part of what it called “a bank of its targets” in the besieged strip.

“This is the price of war,” the left-leaning newspaper wrote on the portraits of the victims.

An Israeli fighter pilot revealed that the destruction of residential towers during the aggression on the Gaza Strip was “a way to give vent to the army’s frustration, after its failure to stop the firing of rockets from the Strip.”

This came in an interview conducted by Israeli Channel 12 with a number of Israeli pilots who participated in blowing up 9 residential towers in Gaza. Under the pretext that they are being used as “military infrastructure”, including the Al-Jalaa Tower, which includes the headquarters of the “Al-Jazeera Network” and the “Associated Press” in Gaza.

In the context, one of them said that he did not diminish the power of the attacks that he and his friends carried out, after they threw tons of ammunition and fire on the towers. However, he talked about the feelings he shared with his colleagues at the time, saying: “I was going out to launch a raid, while I had a feeling that dropping the towers became our way to vent our frustration with what was happening to us, because of the continuous beating us.”

He continued, “We did not succeed in stopping the launching of the rockets. We did not succeed in infringing the leadership of the organizations, so we were shooting down the towers.”

Immediately after the newspaper published the photo, the Zionist right-wing terrorists attacked “Haaretz”, especially the extremist “Bezalel Smotrich,” a member of the Knesset of the “Religious Zionism” party, followed by the so-called Minister of “Jerusalem Affairs”, the far-right Rabbi Ravi Peretz. The publication of this photo is tantamount to losing the way.


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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