caused by an exploding stockpile of Hamas rockets.According to the CBC, in a story that the CBC frames with a photo of demonstrating "Israeli peace activists", the cause of the deaths remains unclear:
"Shortly after we stopped defensive firing at Hamas rocket launch pads which were deployed behind Palestinian human shields, members of Hamas scrambled to fire more rockets at our positions," said Col. M. "We have eyes on every meter of Gaza, from the sky, from the ground and from the sea. One of their rocket tripods collapsed inadvertently setting off an explosion of a stockpile of Qassam rockets. The Palestinians killed their own children. And this was not the first time."
Israel Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant said today that the Israel Defense Forces has additional evidence that it wasn't Israel artillery that hit the beach in Gaza. Galant, who commands Israel's southern command, said Israel stopped firing 15 minutes before the explosion. It's all on secure videotape from both sides of the conflict. Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he was sorry about the deaths, which included three children.
The Israeli military is still trying to determine if shells it fired killed seven members of a Palestinian family picnicking on a beach in Gaza on Friday.The uncertainty...undermines? Perhaps, and perhaps the CBC isn't biased and staffed by Israel haters.
The military has accounted for five of the six shells it fired into Gaza, and said they didn't kill the family.
But investigators aren't sure what happened to the sixth shell. It may have fallen among the Ghalia family.
The uncertainty about the sixth shell undermines earlier comments Sunday, when a top Israeli general said the country's Armed Forces didn't cause the explosion.
Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant said Israeli forces stopped firing 15 minutes before the explosion, meaning Israel couldn't have been responsible.
UPDATE: Pamela has much more at Infidel Bloggers Alliance. People are beginning to speculate that this is another invented "Jenin Massacre".