YouTube nukes Israeli air strike videos
IDF footage of its forces making strikes in Gaza have been pulled from YouTube. The video grab released by the Israeli Defence Force and broadcast on Sky News shows an Israeli warplane targeting a truck on December 30, 2008 at an unknown location in the Gaza strip.
However the clip fell foul of the YouTube censors who have also cut videos showing footage of air strikes and other attacks on Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. One shows a group of suspected Hamas militants being blown up in an air strike as they loaded missiles onto a truck.
An IDF spokesman said that it was saddened that YouTube took the clip down because it showed the IDF's operational success in operation Cast Lead against Hamas extremists in the Gaza Strip.
YouTube is not saying why it pulled the clip. The attacks have so far failed to stop rocket fire into Israel and have killed 373 Palestinians, including 39 children, and have wounded 1720 more.
Palestinian militants have also fired more than 250 rockets and mortar shells, killing four people inside Israel and wounding around two dozen more.