What Happens When An Israeli Child Does Not Make It To The Bomb Shelter On Time


This angelic little boy was Daniel Tragerman, a four year old Israeli killed after a Hamas mortar directly hit a car near his home.

At first, the IDF claimed the mortar came from an UNRWA school, but later retracted this and said the launch site was in Hamas’s control.

After hearing about the child’s death, UNRWA’s Chris Gunness was preoccupied with denying UNRWA were involved.

It took a whole 11 hours after his first tweet on the incident, for Gunness to think about the small boy and condemn his killing, albeit in the “qualified” way to which we have become accustomed from the anti-Israel side.

Others, like Free Gaza’s Mary Hughes-Thompson, saw fit to mock his death.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    Typical scum.

  • dabney

    Pieces of excrement masquerading as humans. Feh.

  • Art Deco

    You realize what a dubious enterprise UNRWA is in Gaza and elsewhere. After the 2d World War, a seven digit population of refugees from Silesia, East anSd West Prussia, Pomerania, and the Sudetenland were re-settled in the Federal Republic of Germany. As recently as 1974, a five digit population of Greeks were resettled in southern Cyprus. With this population of Syrian Arabs, a perpetual international agency is erected to maintain its charges in perpetual welfare dumps.

    Gaza in 1946 was a town of 38,000 people. The land area around it is only suitable for pastoral activities. The quality of the labor force in Gaza after decades of doles means that reconstituting the place as an Arab Singapore requires magical thinking.

    • mzk1_1

      It’s worse. The kids are ID’s by name and village in Israel their progenitors came from. In many cases, the village is no longer there. The only purpose for UNWRA is to make sure they remain refugees, generation after generation. Similar to the Arab outcry that stopped Israel from building housing for them.

  • Inessa

    There is no need for discourse with these people who are completely morally bankrupt. UNRWA should be sued for their complicity with Hamas in their war crimes.

  • mzk1_1

    I do believe the mortar WAS fired from near a school or shelter, but it was Hamas not UNWRA (as if there’s a difference). So if it had been stopped, we would have pictures of dead Arab children and Israel attacked for doing so. Make you wonder if we should change our policy and stop being so careful.

    PS – A demonstration outside Bibi’s residence by residents of the South who are mad are mad as Hell and can’t take it anymore. Note that Bibi’s private residence is on a street in Jerusalem called Derech Aza (Gaza Way). I presume, like the street in the Bronx called Boston Post Road, it actually goes there in some fashion.

  • mzk1_1

    The family was on its way out, and the mother had just run into the house for a minute. In some places you have a fifteen second warning.

    • cba

      This time they got about 3 seconds warning. That was the problem.

  • unpluggged

    What is wrong is that there are bomb shelters in Israel in the first place. Let the Arabs be in need of bomb shelters, not Jews.

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  • dabney

    “Human shield” is a misleading characterization of what Hamas uses civilians for. They practice child sacrifice. The more dead, the better (as long as they’re photographed, that is).

  • udi yogev

    What’s disgusting is that man is sitting in Gaza, employing many Hamas members, but it quiet as a mouse about the fact that his hosts in the territory have been targeting civilians with their rockets for years. He only has words of criticism when Israel is trying to defend its civilians.

  • kweansmom

    I agree that it’s wrong to characterize any civilian death as “human shields”.

    However, when there is eyewitness testimony of a Hamas militant grabbing a small child to his chest as he runs from enemy fire, that’s using a human shield. When combatants fire from mosques and schools, that’s using a human shield. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=839474366075435&permPage=1

    When a small child is playing outside his house and gets hit by a mortar, that’s not a human shield.

  • dabney

    Not even close. Not a single Israeli weapon would have been employed if not for the violent attacks of Hamas. Not one. The blame lies solely at their feet.

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    Hamass builds war tunnels, to launch a war on Israel – but refuses to build bomb shelters for their own civilians. Wasn’t for lack of cement now was it?

    Hamas charter was to kill Jews and take Israel lands as islamic lands…it’s in their charter.

    Hamas is now executing far more Gazans, per day, than IDF is.

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    All lies – ever bit.
    World is waking up – Zionism – what built our Judea Christian societies of the west that promotes individual freedom; while islam only wants to conqueror, dominate, rule and or kill all.

    Submit or die, no way to fly – my life I decide.

    Muslims slaughtering muslims across the ME is waking up the willfully blind on a global level at this point.

  • mzk1_1

    Very apropos considering what we just read in the Synagogue. “For all of the abominations of God that he hates they have done for their gods, for also [note all of the emphasizers] their sons and their daughters they will burn in fire for their gods.”

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