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Misfired Palestinian(?) Airstrikes At a Main Hospital and Public Park in Gaza Reported

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Who shot the rockets??

Two separate strikes near the main hospital in Gaza and the nearby Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, brought a stream of victims out of the medical center. Most news outlets report ten dead.

It was initially broadcast on MSNBC as a pair of Israeli airstrikes, that has been the pattern … then perhaps unsurprisingly, by 22 after the hour on Monday, EST, Tamron Hall was reporting that the strikes appear more and more to be friendly fire misfirings.

Now both sides are denying blame.

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Which is almost more tragic. But by noon, we realize that NBC doesn't have a definitive view of who fired the rockets that caused the damage they are reporting in their crawl and on their website, see below. Andrea Mitchell had to get Ayman Mohyeldin back, to discuss. Then Susan Rice.

By chance, Mitchell already had National Security Advisor Susan Rice on her docket, and that footage is informative as well. She urged a political settlement and long-term disarmament and a future for both Gaza and Israel.

Mysteriously, NewsNation never put up Tamron Hall's footage of their field reporter, but I caught part of the footage in another NBC location and that is last, below. Maybe they'll have it figured out by Maddow. [Will update. Or click here just in case. Rachel Central.] But NBC ran footage of John Kerry's statements today, have a listen.

Hamas officials, as reported by Mohyeldin, feel that most of the Palestine people are tired of living under siege … but they'll fight to the end if they have to, because the existential fight is rather bigger than all of them, alive and dead.

That's one sobering look into the future.

From MSNBC's breaking coverage Monday morning.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/gaza-strikes-near-shifa-hospital-refugee-camp-kill-or-wound-n166571

Another strike occurred at the Al-Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza. At least 30 dead and wounded were brought to Shifa Hospital in ambulances, civilian cars and on motorcycles. A NBC News team in the area said the strikes were in "close succession."

However, the Israel Defense Forces told Haaretz that a “preliminary investigation has found the Israeli army did not fire at the Shifa Hospital, and the fire is believed to have been Hamas.” The IDF could not immediately be reached to clarify that account on Monday.

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MSNBC reported this with a bit of a personal angle, they had a film crew in the hospital at the time and they were on site to film the strike at the medical complex. The outpatient clinic was thought to the target of the 5 p.m. [Israeli time] extremely lethal missile.

The reporter on the ground, familiar NBC field newsman Ayman Mohyeldin, was there.

For some background, Lester Holt and Mohyeldin on Today over the weekend discussing one of the rolling cease fires John Kerry has been busily negotiating in an effort to quiet the roiling waters.

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Well this is a pickle, which in turn ties right back to the Churchillian enigma that is the struggle in Gaza. I was on the other side of that border thirty years ago this summer, and it was as uncomfortable then as it must be now - and about as dangerous.

It was, however, before the Right Wing truly adopted Israel as their savior and their land as what will be their reward for enduring Obama and Armageddon: Rapture Ground Zero.

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Just waiting for someone to beller, "At this point does it really matter who fired the rocket that killed 9 children at a refugee camp and hospital during a rolling cease fire in Gaza?" in shades of a righteously frustrated Hillary Clinton in the hot seat.

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Blogger Arrested for Sneaking into Mississippi Nursing Home to Snap Pictures of Senator's Wife

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Senator Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi

The repost.us service is no longer available so we have removed that code from The Political Carnival.

Here is the original post on Liberaland

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VIDEO: Gay man handcuffed, forcibly removed from Missouri hospital for refusing to leave sick husband’s side

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What's the matter with Missouri? This:

Roger Gorley went to visit his partner, Allen at Research Medical Center, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Tuesday afternoon.

He says when he got there, a member of Allen’s family asked him to leave.

But he refused, so hospital security was called and he was forced to leave... in handcuffs. Even though he and his partner have been in a civil union for nearly five years, Gorley says he "was not recognized as being the husband... wasn’t recognized as being the partner."

He wasn't "recognized" as being "family."

Here's the statement from Research Medical Center (which swearstogod it does not discriminate based on sexual orientation or race) that was shown in the video:

We believe involving the family is an important part of the patient care process. And, the patient`s needs are always our first priority. When anyone becomes disruptive to providing the necessary patient care, we involve our security team to help calm the situation and to protect our patients and staff. If the situation continues to escalate, we have no choice but to request police assistance.

Yes, according to the hospital, the "patient" (loved one, husband) had to be "protected" from the "situation" (loved one, husband).

Marriage equality makes a difference, equality matters. Civil rights matter. People matter. All of us, every person, we matter.

But in that hospital in that state, apparently, some of us don't.

Despite the fact that this man had a civil union with his partner and also share power of attorney, he was still discriminated against. He was still treated as less equal than a straight person.

Welcome to Lee's Summit, Missouri's 2013.

Source: Fox4KC.

 

Note: Edited. The article referred to the couple as "partners," but "husband" is more accurate.

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Video Mid Day Distraction- AC/DC: Jailbreak -Paddy's FREE!

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Five days later, but it's finally over. I really can't grump, but it feels wonderful to be home and the dogs went apesh*t when I walked thru the door. Boo doesn't want to stop licking me and won't leave my side and even Beamer seemed happy to see me. Never thought I'd be happy to see a pile of bills! Everyone at St Joe Med Center was wonderful and all the well wishes from ya'll helped I'm sure. Wheeee!!

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