Israel, Israel, Israel, Kill, Kill, Kill - that's all I ever read online

Israel, Israel, Israel, Kill, Kill, Kill - that's all I ever read online

Could it be because that's all Israel ever does?

A car was hit in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and one Palestinian child was killed, Palestinian witnesses said.

Note the passive structure of the statement. Israel didn't fire a missile at the car, the car was hit by it, and Israel didn't kill the child, the child was simply killed as if the car and the child were respectively hit and killed spontaneously. But, dead is dead - no matter how you describe it - and so is state-sponsored murder.

The strike targeted a car carrying Palestinian militants in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, said the witnesses, adding that 11 people including seven children were also injured in the attack.

There was no immediate comment from Israel concerning the incident.

Israel has recently stepped up airstrikes against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip in a bid to prevent rocket attacks against the Jewish state.

Ghee, these preventative measures sound awfully familiar.

UPDATE: Israel killed, not one, but three children with this airstrike.

Israel killed three Palestinian children, two of them siblings, in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after its defence minister pledged to step up military action against cross-border rocket salvoes.

Witnesses said aircraft fired at least one missile at a car carrying al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades militants in Gaza City. The occupants managed to leap free but a 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother nearby were killed, as was a 16-year-old.

Nine bystanders, most of them minors, were wounded.

They must be proud.