May 7, 2019
Islamic Jihad Admits Baby, Pregnant Woman Killed by Their Rockets – Rossella Tercatin (Jerusalem Post)
“A leak from the heroes of the [Islamic Jihad’s] Sarayat al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigades) on the circumstances of the death of the baby Saba Abu ‘Arar indicates that a rocket of the resistance exploded inside the family’s home due to a technical failure, and prematurely exploded [on Saturday],” Hamas’ al-Risala News said Sunday.
“There is no doubt that the baby’s death has nothing to do with the enemy’s [Israel’s] planes.”
It was reported that Islamic Jihad representatives met with the victim’s family on Sunday to offer them compensation and to qualify the baby as a “martyr” in exchange for their silence on the circumstances of her death.
See also As Rockets Rain Down on Israel, British Media Parrot Claims about Death of Pregnant Woman and Baby – Emanuel Miller (HonestReporting)
Britain’s Sky News, ITV, the Independent, and the Daily Mail all headlined Hamas claims that a Palestinian woman and baby were killed by an Israeli airstrike.