This most certainly lays to rest once and for all, the veracity of the international media’s all important “Palestinian sources” to anything remotely related to Israel and the Arabs’ conflict with it. Haaretz reported that the IDF rejected the claims made, but to no avail, the report quickly spread around the world by the more than willing media. The following report comes by way of “The Elder of Ziyon, via Sheik Yer’Mami.
From Ma’an, March 30:
A child was shot and killed east of the Yasser Arafat International Airport in Rafah on Tuesday, medics said.Muawiya Hassanein, director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, said Muhammad Zen Ismail Al-Farmawi, 15, was shot dead near the southeasterly border by Israeli forces, while local sources who wished to remain anonymous said the death may have been an internal matter.Hassanein said ambulances had been unable to retrieve the body because of ongoing clashes in the area, while an Israeli military spokesman said he had no knowledge of the incident.
Multiple witnesses and Gaza officials all agree that the boy was killed and even that his body was recovered. You can’t do better than that, can you?
Apparently, you can. From Ma’an today:
Palestinian teenager reportedly killed by Israeli forces has returned home alive and well, his family said Friday.It turns out Al-Farmawi was among 17 Palestinians detained by Egyptian forces shortly after the infiltrated the Egyptian side of Rafah via one of Gaza’s numerous underground smuggling tunnels. The detainees, among them 12 minors, were returned to security forces at the border on Friday.Relatives expressed “overwhelming happiness” that their son was unharmed during the violence, our correspondent reported from Rafah.