UN Clears Israel of Charge It Killed Baby in Gaza

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren - A UN report cleared Israel in the death of the infant son of a BBC employee during Operation Pillar of Defense in November, instead fingering a misfired Palestinian rocket for the tragedy. The Nov. 14 strike left 11-month-old Omar Jihad al-Mishrawi and Hiba Aadel Fadel al-Mishrawi, 19, dead. Images of BBC Arabic journalist Jihad al-Mishrawi tearfully holding the corpse of his 11-month-old baby went around the world, with Israel blamed for the death. The report released by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday suggests the two were hit by shrapnel from a rocket fired by Palestinians that was aimed at Israel, but missed its mark.

2013-03-11 00:00:00

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