Israeli pilot spots Gaza children playing & calls off airstrike with seconds to spare

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Published on 17 May 2021, 16:09
THIS is the moment an Israeli pilot calls off an airstrike after spotting children playing in Gaza.

Dozens of strikes have been launched as deadly fighting in the Middle East continues for a second week.

Extraordinary footage shows pilots from the Israeli Defence Force tracking what they believe is a Hamas suspect.

A voice from command-control can be heard saying: "Check if there are children there, there are children there."

A pilot replies: "They are moving too fast, they can't be children."

The command control operator then tells the pilot: "There are probably children here, we are stopping everything."

The pilot says: "That's right, there's a big one and a few little ones."

Command control then states: "We suspect there are children here and we won't continue given the possibility that they are children."

The Gaza Health Ministry has put the death toll since the violence erupted at 197 - including 58 children and 34 women.

Meanwhile in Israel, ten people - including two children - have been killed.

The Israeli Air Force claims around more than 2,800 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel.

Overnight, 42 Palestinians are reported to have died following airstrikes that crushed buildings in Gaza.

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