By COLlive reporter
Two photos taken by a hospital employee last week shows how Israelis treat their children with humanity and compassion, as opposed to Palestinians in Gaza.
Ruti Vigler of the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel located in Petah Tikva snapped a photo during one of the code red sirens warning of an incoming rocket from Hamas.
“I took this photo now in the staircase of Schneider,” she wrote. “They are taking out the babies from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Simply shocking! Share and show the world.”
Israel requires all buildings to have access to air-raid shelters since 1951, according to Wikepedia. Medical and educational facilities are prepared for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CRBN) attacks.
Staff and patients don’t always have a chance to make it to the designated areas such as the Merkhav Mugan, also known as a “miklat” and popularly known as a mamad, a reinforced security room required in all new buildings by Israeli law.
As opposed to Israel’s efforts to protect its citizens, especially children, Hamas reportedly prevents civilians from evacuating areas which the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) warn in advance they will target.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN: “All civilian casualties are unintended by us but actually intended by Hamas. They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can because somebody said, and I mean, it’s gruesome, but they use telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause. They want– the more dead the better.”
Speaking to Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Col. Richard Kemp, who commanded British ground troops in Afghanistan, refutes the claim that Israel has committed war crimes.
“Hamas wants the Israeli Defense Force to kill their children, their women, that’s what they want to happen,” he said. “They want to get the propaganda; they want to get the publicity, the sympathy and the pity of the world by getting the Israelis to kill their population. That’s exactly what their tactic is.”
In addition, the Institute for Palestine Studies published a report on Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon in the summer of 2012 and reported that tunnel construction in Gaza has resulted in a large number of child deaths.
“At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials,” the report said, as cited by Tablet Magazine.
The author, Nicolas Pelham, explains that Hamas uses child laborers to build their terror tunnels because, “much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies.”