PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW IT WASN’T A PALESTINIAN’S HOME
Another tactical mistake by the Jewish military state – it blew up the home of the French consul in Gaza. Perhaps she was harbouring a dangerous football in there somewhere?
An Israeli airstrike on Thursday caused extensive damage to the house of French consul Majdi Shaqoura in the al-Sudaniya area of northwestern Gaza.
France’s foreign minister said on Thursday he was extremely worried by an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza and called on Israel to show utmost restraint. “France is extremely concerned by the Israeli decision to launch a ground offensive in Gaza. It calls on Israel to show the utmost restraint.” -Reuters
17 July, 2014 Ma’an
The consul told Ma’an that his family departed the house after several warnings and threats by the Israeli army against the people in the al-Atatra and al-Sudaniya neighborhoods.Shaqoura, who returned from a medical trip two days ago, said the family tried to return to check on their home during a 6-hour UN-sponsored humanitarian truce, but were shocked to see the destruction inflicted on the two-story home.
He said Israel was responsible for targeting the home and “brutally” destroying it, in contradiction of humanitarian laws and values.
The official added that Israel was aware that the house belonged to diplomatic personnel, but nevertheless targeted as “part of its collective punishment policy against the residents of Gaza.”
An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was looking into the report.