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Dienstag, Juni 13, 2006

Zur „Bombardierung” des Strands von Gaza

Es war wieder so eine diffuse Ahnung die mich dazu brachte, das Geschehene nicht zu kommentieren und ersteinmal abzuwarten. Und heute lese ich es in Lilas Blog und im Dutchblog Israel: Wie Haaretz heute berichtet, ist der verheerende Sprengkörper nicht von einem israelischen Marineboot aus abgefeuert worden, sondern mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit eine Bodenmine gewesen:

  • The shrapnel. Three people wounded in the blast are now hospitalized in Israel. Shrapnel was apparently removed from their bodies, and this is likely to reinforce the conclusion that the explosion was caused by a bomb rather than a shell.
  • The crater. Based on photographs, the crater left on the beach by the blast seems to have been made by an explosion from below (a mine), not a hit from above (a shell).
  • Intelligence. Israel has amassed considerable information indicating that over the past few weeks, ever since Israeli commandos infiltrated Gaza and killed a rocket-launching cell, Hamas has been systematically mining the northern Gaza beach in an attempt to keep Israeli commandos from landing there again.
  • The main hole in the army's evidence is the missing sixth shell actually, the first to be fired whose landing site has not been determined. From an examination of the cannon, the army is convinced that the shell could not have fallen on the beach, almost half a kilometer from its intended target. But there is no firm proof of this, only an educated guess.
  • Moreover, the Palestinians will have their own experts analyzing the shrapnel removed from the wounded treated in Gaza, and they will doubtless present conclusions contrary to those of the Israeli experts. Aus dem Artikel in Haaretz
Dennoch steht der Vorwurf im Raum und später wird man, wider besseren Wissens, dieses Unglück zu Propagandazwecken ausnutzen. Zu schnell haben die Medien gemeldet, dass die Israelis ihre Schuld zugegeben hätten, obwohl man nur sagte, man bedauere das Unglück und untersuche die Angelegenheit.