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'BBC' asks why Israel didn't warn Gazans before rescue operation

(JNS) - BBC news anchor Helena Humphrey was ridiculed after asking former IDF International Spokesman Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan Conricus on Sunday whether Israel should have warned Gaza's civilians before launching Saturday's rescue operation.

Referring to the high Arab casualty count reported by Hamas sources, Humphrey asked, "Would there have been a warning to those civilians for them to get out on time?"

Conricus, now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank, politely stated the obvious, "We cannot anticipate Israel to be warning ahead of a...


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