Iconic child allegedly killed by IDF bomb was likely killed instead by Hamas rocket

Hamas claimed that this 4-year-old child was killed by an IDF bomb, but the IDF “vociferously denies” any bombing in the area where the child was killed. And the Telegraph’s reporting seems to agree that this child was killed by a Hamas rocket that misfired:

TELEGRAPH – But there were signs on Saturday that not all the Palestinian casualties have been the result of Israeli air strikes. The highly publicized death of four-year-old Mohammed Sadallah appeared to have been the result of a misfiring home-made rocket, not a bomb dropped by Israel.

The child’s death on Friday figured prominently in media coverage after Hisham Kandil, the Egyptian prime minister, was filmed lifting his dead body out of an ambulance. “The boy, the martyr, whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about,” he said, before promising to defend the Palestinian people.

But experts from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights who visited the site on Saturday said they believed that the explosion was caused by a Palestinian rocket.

Mediaite reports that CNN quickly picked up the story Saturday, saying the “small child became a symbol of civilian casualties”. Ugh. But even though the PCHR (Palestinian Centre for Human Rights) who tracks casualties did not list the child as being a victim of an Israeli attack, CNN has yet to issue a retraction.

I understand mistakes can happen and I’m not so quick to judge them for getting it wrong initially, despite the apparent bias, but they owe it to their viewers to admit they were duped. In the future they should always question claims like this, especially ones made by Hamas against Israel, and not let their bias get in the way of their reporting.

I know, wishful thinking.

(h/t: Honest Reporting)

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  • Another production from Pallywood*?

    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallywood

  • p m

    No limit to the lies and gruesomeness of these people, is there? Not to mention the disrespect inherent in parading the dead to the world. Repulsive, and so is CNN and all the other LSM outlets who foisted another lie on unsuspecting viewers.

    • Constance

      Remember when CNN was considered the standard bearer for reporting? Good grief.

      • white531

        I never liked CNN, because I never liked Ted Turner.

    • JoJo58

      CNN lost my viewership during desert storm when Wolf Blitzer was getting cosy with saddam and wouldn’t give the military any information. It was obvious whose side CNN is on.

  • It’s sad and horrible enough for little ones to be killed, but to use them the way these evil freaks do is beyond what my mind can comprehend. Religion and ideology of satan. They’re dispicable.

    • freenca

      He was correct about one thing though, “the blood of that child is on his hands” !

  • sjmom

    What a tragedy any child has to die but to use their death as a tool for propaganda is beyond the pale. They are really evil people.

    • BlueGood

      I used to have a political cartoon that wasn’t very funny but surely demonstrated the mess over there and how the two fight each other.

      On one side it showed the Israeli Flag over the fighter with a gun standing in FRONT of women and children…pointing his gun at the enemy…

      On the other side was the Palestinian Flag over the Ali Akbar nutbar hiding BEHIND women and children pointing his AK-47 at the Israeli!

      Nothing surprises me on how low those monsters can sink…..

      • sjmom

        Just shows they are sick minded cowards.

  • Constance

    It is beyond poor morality to use the corpse of a small child for a photo op. It makes me physically ill, actually. This poor little soul – he never had a chance, being born into that nightmare of hate and ignorance. Amazing how the Egyptian PM just managed to find his way to this corpse and the cameras, isn’t it? Nobody thought to be respectful of the dead here? Did they just stuff the little body in a bag and wait for the photo op? Sickening.

  • tinlizzieowner

    I realize this is crass to say but that’s one less kid that’s going to grow up to be just another Gaza terrorist.

    • As much as it’s heartbreaking tinlizzieowner, I too had the same thought. 🙁

  • bjohnson55

    What next? Will they slit the throat of their own Grandmother; blame Israel all the while taking pictures with the corpse? This type of depravity has no end with these people

  • Susitna

    If they don’t love their own children, just imagine how much they hate us.

  • white531

    Now you know why I routinely refer to them as, “human cockroaches.”


    …ISLAM (HAMAS) = LIES = EVIL = ENEMY . “(period)

  • PovrlaChasse

    I agree. While most parents and communities would be in mourning and grief, instead Hamas virtually put the child’s body on a flag pole and waved it around running up and down the streets while lying about the cause of his tragic death.

    Hamas killed him and then worse, used the tragedy which they knew they caused to attempt to blame Israel, a country which meticulously and to a fault goes to extremes to avoid civilian deaths.

    Now, how can anyone believe anything they say?

    • white531

      Actually, they are using an unusual combination of Islam, combined with a little Rahm Immanuel. The Islam part, is lying to the Infidels to gain ground for advancing the Muslim cause and Sharia. The Rahm Immanuel part is, “never let a good opportunity go to waste.”

      In this case, the tragic death of a small child, who had no knowledge of Islam, or it’s questionable prophet, who started all these uneducated, mindless hordes on their way to Hell.

      He was just another small, helpless child, trusting the adults around him for protection. If he had lived long enough, he would have learned that you can never trust the adults around you. I certainly don’t.

  • white531

    Here is a related story from Alas Shrugs, Pamela Geller’s site. It is important because it mentions the new Fajar-5 missiles which carry a bigger warhead (200 kilos) than the missiles currently being used by Hamas in Gaza.

    “Iranian arms ship carries fresh, improved Fajar supplies for Gaza” DEBKAfile Exclusive Report ”

    Here’s the link:


    There are also some other stories of interest on Ms. Gellar’s site.

    • I posted the story from Debka file earlier on facebook. Seems to be virtually ignored by the lamestream… imagine that. http://debka.com/article/22541/Iranian-arms-ship-carries-fresh-improved-Fajar-supplies-for-Gaza

      • white531

        That’s a good site, AmericanborninCanada. Thanks for the link.

        • Thank you Whitefriend. I do go there a lot, it’s an excellent site and always has stuff up quicker than other places. Glad to help 🙂

    • p m

      Wish some enterprising navy would blow it out of the water, along with the ‘four big shiiping boats’ from Sudan with which it will rendezvous. Hope there’s an ‘accident’.

      And we should deal with Tuvalu while we’re at it…

      • white531

        I didn’t even know their was such a place, as Tuvalu.

  • LeonidasOfSparta1957

    And Reuters shills for Hamas and Palestinian terrorists with articles like this one– as if Israeli children has “somewhere to go or hide” from the terrifying bombs aimed at them from GAZA (the same GAZA that Israel gave up to the Palestinians, rich with crops, just to watch the hothouses full of food destroyed to make room for Palestinian bomb storage units. Amazing.) Israel, alone, sits on the edge of the sea, tiny but mighty through God, while all of the hate filled Islamists try to exterminate them.

    • white531

      That is one of the things that people tend to forget. Israel occupied the Gaza Strip and installed settlements there after the Six-Day war in 1967. In 2005, Israel unilaterally withdrew it’s forces, dismantled it’s settlements there, and evicted all Israeli citizens from the area, returning control to the Palestinians.

      You would think that would have been seen as a gesture of peace, on the part of the Israelis. That’s what you would think. It didn’t change a thing. When Hamas took control in 2007, they escalated the war against Israel, and daily rockets became a normal part of Israeli life.

  • LeonidasOfSparta1957

    ooops should read “children HAVE…”

  • 4Hoppes2

    For those that remember operation Cast Lead and the ensuing Goldstone Report authored by Richard Goldstone, that condemned Israel for human rights violations, and eventual retraction by Mr. Goldstone, this is the same propaganda on display. Hamas and the other terrorist organizations pretend to care about the lifeof a child but brag about how they love death in the name of Allah more than we and the Israeli’s love life. This is a perversion only satanic evildoers are capable of.

    • white531

      I haven’t read the Goldstone Report 4hoppes2, but the condemnation of Israel after operation Cast Lead was sickening. The United Nations supported it and was probably behind most of it. They claimed then and still claim today, that Israel did not live up to the humanitarian efforts it promised, and that is a lie.

      Please take a moment and look at this amazing list of Israel’s humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, courtesy of The Jewish Virtual Library.


      • 4Hoppes2

        white531, very good site, I would love to find any other Islamic country in the world that provides that degree of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. Not one of the surrounding countries neighboring Israel even considers the plight of the Palestinians except for their coordinated efforts at condemning Israel for human rights violations that are made up of whole cloth.

        • white531

          If you click on one of the other tabs, “Palestinian Rocket Attacks,” you get a good picture of what its like to live in Israel with such friendly neighbors.

  • las1

    CNN owes nothing to anyone but to their own deliberately slanted version of reality. Only the willingly duped come as big as CNN

    Cooper and slandering Shoebat;
    Cooper and the miraculous Palestinian rising off his pallet (out of CNN’s reporting of course);
    Now CNN and the IDF targeting yet another Palestinian child.

    • white531

      “Now CNN and the IDF targeting yet another Palestinian child.”

      I probably misread your comment las1, but Israel’s IDF was not responsible for the death of the child. As I understand the most recent reports, the child died as the result of a misfired Hamas rocket.

      • las1

        That’s CNN reporting that the IDF was responsible when it was the misfired Hamas rocket… you are correct.

        I was just trying to point out the laziness of the CNN reporting… getting it wrong seems to be their specialty.

        • white531

          Now wait just a minute, las1. CNN is NOT lazy. You and I both know that CNN works long hours and goes to great lengths to make sure we are misinformed. 🙂

  • wallwatchman

    Hamas SENDS their children to their deaths all the time! I know this child was killed by Palestinian weapons, but even if he wasn’t, these terrorists want us to believe NOW they care for the safety of their women and children?! Really?! When Hamas also put their weapons and do their fighting near or in schools, hospitals, etc.!!

    And the MSM!! Don’t get me started on how bias they are on reporting this fight!! Between American schools and this stupid media, no wonder the public is ignorant of Israel and what they have endured! Sigh

    • white531

      Spot on!

  • Suzyqpie

    Behold again islam, the religion of peace. May the Fogels of Itamar live in eternal peace. And the Arabs choose to live in eternal chaos. Islam chooses poverty, distruction, bad governance, disfunctional social & educational systems. And we have been on a fools errand to win hearts & minds of Islam.

  • badbadlibs

    That precious little boy looks so much like my four year old grandson. My heart breaks, no matter who is responsible.
    The precious little guy is now with Jesus.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Try Mohammad.

      • badbadlibs

        Not in a million years is that precious little boy with mohammad. He is hardly at the age of accountability, Jesus is merciful and said “Suffer the little children to come unto me…for such is the Kingdom of God”.
        I’m stunned that anyone would believe otherwise.

  • sickofit5

    The reason they continue with this propaganda is because they know that since BHO was reelected there are a lot of useful idiots here that will believe this garbage. This would go away if the west was unified and told the islamist to get bent.

  • Yazz55

    Usually, those dead or wounded just get up and walk away after the camera is turned off. Later, they return to their dead status just in time for the funeral. Again, they get up and walk away after its all over and the cameras are all gone. Hint-look for the absence of blood in the photo. And chances are, that if its really a dead or wounded person, it was caused by arab terrorist sources, not the IDF or IAF.

    If its a picture of a building bombed by the IAF, it gets sent to Reuters for fake smoke to be added, prior to its public release.

  • JoJo58

    Hamas has a reputation for hiding behind women’s skirts, and putting terrorist stronghold and weapons cashes in or beneath things like hospitals, schools neighborhoods. THEY have no respect for their own people, why should we? I remember watching terrorist snipers shooting at US soldiers unable to fight back because the morons in congress keep coming up with stupid rules of engagement that have cost American lives and made this war last much longer.

  • JoJo58

    Muslims would not think twice about killing their own kids to make a political point. A friend of mine while serving in Iran had to shoot a young boy that had bombs strapped to his back. These people are sick, sick, sick.

    • Serving in Iran?!

      • JoJo58

        I typed Iraq, but it must be the freaking auto correct on my ipad. It’s not the first time auto correct has gotten me in trouble…my bad.