Israel Air Force seen on video calling off strike after spotting children playing nearbyBy Mason White 5:56 PM July 15, 2014
|Israel Air Force pilot aborts mission|
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) The Israel Air Force called off a strike in Gaza after spotting children playing nearby, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.
The video showed the moment a pilot canceled the air attack after spotting the children nearby.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, quickly racked up more than 100,000 views as the public relations war between Israel and Hamas is just as heated as on the ground.
In the video, the pilot zeros into the destination, and then said: “There are people close to our target. It seems that the people are possibly children.”
The person who managed the mission said: “We are not going to strike this target now.” Meanwhile, several Israelis have been injured as a result of rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza.
A teenager was critically injured on Sunday. Israel said that Hamas uses civilians as human shields, which leads to a greater number of Palestinian civilian casualties.