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Daily Israel Report

Watch: IDF Calls Off Airstrike After Seeing Children Near Target

The Israel Air Force called off an airstrike in Gaza on Thursday when the pilot realized that children were near his target.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 7/12/2014, 2:21 AM

IAF airstrike in Gaza
IAF airstrike in Gaza
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The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has uploaded a video which shows how the IDF calls off Gaza airstrikes upon realizing that there are innocent civilians in the area.

In this video, showing a planned airstrike from Thursday, the airstrike was cancelled when the pilot realized that children were near his target.

During the current escalation, Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice.

Hamas has been encouraging as many noncombatants as possible to "protect" its positions with their bodies.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)