Israeli Air Force aborts mission to avoid civilian casualties

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to An Israeli Air Force pilot flying over the Gaza Strip on July 10 decided to abort his mission after spotting Palestinian children in the vicinity of a confirmed terror target, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday.

In a video released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the pilot is clearly heard telling the command center, “It looks like there are people, possibly children, in our targeted area.” The response over the communication system states, “We’re not going to strike this target now, let’s move on.”

Posted on July 14, 2014 .