United Nations Ambulance used for transporting rockets for Palestinian terrorists

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian mass murderers have used an ambulance from the United Nations to transport rockets:

A Palestinian rocket is loaded into an ambulance from the United Nations
Palestinian terrorists fire a rocket on unarmed Israeli women and children (archive)
The IDF released footage taken by unmanned aerial vehicles showing masked men loading what appeared to be a Kassam rocket into an ambulance marked "UN" on its roof. The black-and-white footage showed the men driving off in the vehicle inside the Jabalya refugee camp.

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, said he plans to file a complaint with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan over the matter.
He told Army Radio that the UN was turning into a tool of terrorists instead of fostering peace. "It is inconceivable that the UN, which is supposed to be spreading peace is being used as a cover for terror," Gillerman said.

Gillerman specifically cast blame on Peter Hansen, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip. "He is a hater of Israel. He is the source of the problem. The UN needs to ask if this man should hold such a central position."

A few days ago, Palestinian mass murderers fired a similar rocket on an Israeli town and killed two kids, a two year old and a four year old (click here for more details).

The hipocrisy of Peter Hansen, the head of the United Nations "Relief" Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, is amazing. Not only this bastard does not apologize, but he attacks Israel and attempts to spread lies; Mr. Hansen says:

"This won't be the first time false allegations have been made against us. Everyone who has seen the footage has told me the object looks more like a folded-up stretcher than anything else. Especially since it was being carried with one hand. A Kassam rocket would be too heavy for a man to carry with one hand."

The article in the Jerusalem Post clearly shows how Mr. Hansen is simply lying:

According to the IDF website, the Kassam 1 rocket is about 2 meters long and weighs on average 5.5 KG. The Kassam 2 weighs an estimated 32KG, and the Kassam 3 weighs roughly 90 KG.

5.5Kg (roughly 12 lbs) can easily be carried by one man. Furthermore, Israeli television has shown the video, and it is clear that the object loaded on the United Nations ambulance is made of metal and looks like a rocket; it does not look at all like a "folded-up stretcher".

I publish the the video that shows the United Nations ambulance being used for transporting rockets for Palestinian terrorists below.





I have edited the video to show only the relevant parts where we can clearly see men walking towards a United Nations ambulance and loading it with a rocket. A song from the Israeli singer Shlomo Artsi ("Ani Hayal") was also added and plays in the background during the video.

If you don't see the video embedded above, click here to download it (the file size is 3.9Mb). You'll need a player capable of handling the Windows Media format (WMV); for example click here to download and install the Microsoft Windows Media Player.

Please note that the video above has a low resolution (320x240 pixels) so it can be served on the Internet. Israeli television has shown footage with a much clearer image and, as mentioned above, it is clear that the object loaded on the United Nations ambulance is made of metal and looks like a rocket; it does not look at all like a "folded-up stretcher".


Israel wants UNRWA probed
By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN AND AMIR MIZROCH, Oct. 1, 2004

Israel plans to call for the resignation of Peter Hansen, the commissioner-general of UNRWA in Gaza, after IDF cameras caught Palestinians terrorists apparently using an UNRWA vehicle to transport a Kassam rocket in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF released footage taken by unmanned aerial vehicles showing masked men loading what appeared to be a Kassam rocket into an ambulance marked "UN" on its roof. The black-and-white footage showed the men driving off in the vehicle inside the Jabalya refugee camp.

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, said he plans to file a complaint with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan over the matter.
He told Army Radio that the UN was turning into a tool of terrorists instead of fostering peace.
"It is inconceivable that the UN, which is supposed to be spreading peace is being used as a cover for terror," Gillerman said.

Gillerman specifically cast blame on Peter Hansen, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip. "He is a hater of Israel. He is the source of the problem. The UN needs to ask if this man should hold such a central position."
"We view this incident very seriously, and I intend on Monday to turn to the UN secretary-general with a very strong complaint. I will ask that they come to the necessary conclusions regarding UNRWA, to check the incident, and establish a serious committee of inquiry that will get to the bottom of this thing. It is unacceptable that the UN, which is supposed to further the goals of peace, will turn into a shelter for murderers," Gillerman said.

Reached by telephone, Hansen said Saturday his organization was investigating the claims made by the IDF. He claimed the IDF had in the past made false allegations against UNRWA.

"We are doing our best to see what is the basis for these allegations," Hansen said.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Hansen said he was on his way to Jerusalem in the hopes of seeing higher-resolution footage of the incident. He added that he has ordered an investigation of all ambulance drivers and orderlies.

"This won't be the first time false allegations have been made against us. Everyone who has seen the footage has told me the object looks more like a folded-up stretcher than anything else. Especially since it was being carried with one hand. A Kassam rocket would be too heavy for a man to carry with one hand."

According to the IDF website, the Kassam 1 rocket is about 2 meters long and weighs on average 5.5 KG. The Kassam 2 weighs an estimated 32KG, and the Kassam 3 weighs roughly 90 KG.

Further IDF footage showed other Palestinians loading a rocket into the back of an unmarked van. They drove off in the vehicle which was then blown up by a missile fired from an Israeli helicopter. The incident occurred early Friday, according to the army.

Israel uses drones to monitor activities in the crowded Gaza refugee camps. The footage provides soldiers and pilots real-time pictures of what is happening on the ground.

Posted by David Melle
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