GAZA (Yaakov M / VINnews) — The Israel Defense Forces delayed assassinating Khaled Mansour several times on Saturday, after drone video showed images of children nearby.

The IDF released a video on Twitter showing the aborted attacks against the senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander.

The military released several videos and social media posts showing the extreme lengths it goes to, in order to avoid civilian casualties. This challenge is made even more difficult because Palestinian terrorists routinely operate near civilian targets such as schools and hospitals, using their own citizens as human shields.

“Children were identified in the area so the attack was delayed several times,” a statement from the IDF said. “Later, when the kids were no longer in the area, the attack was successfully carried out.”

The video shows a view of Mansour’s home, with circles around children playing nearby

One official says, “I see kids running in the trees over there.” And a second responds, “Abort the mission.”

The strike was delayed three separate times.

In addition, the Palestinians have murdered their own childen and blamed Israelis. On Saturday, a rocket hit a Palestinian home in a refugee camp, killing at least seven civilians, including four children.

Predictably, the mainstream media blamed the IDF. However the Israeli military quickly said it has video and radar evidence that proved the blast was caused by a failed Islamic Jihad rocket launch. This is not uncommon, as it is widely known that the terrorists launch missiles from civilian neighborhoods, hoping to incite Israelis to retaliate into those areas and kill civilians.

As reported by VINnews