Monday, July 10, 2006

Soccer Ball Terrorists

The IAF killed three Palestinians, between the ages of 17-20, in an airstrike today. According to Ha'aretz, sources claim that the teenagers were playing soccer when missiles were launched. Here's the kicker, the kids were playing soccer near some Qassam launchers that had been set up in the yard.

At worst, this is a case of an actual misfire, where the missile struck far from the rocket launcher. Or, launching in civilian areas is a case of using human shields. Regrettable that they died. But according to JPost's article, the four (one was injured and not killed) were there to extract the launch team. Here's some advice to you soccer players in Gaza. If you see someone launching Qassam rockets near you, go the other way.