The head of the Southern Command Aviv Kochavi, said through a spokesman, "I cannot say what caused this incident. We have fired thousands of shells in the past and this has never happened before. We are investigating at this time but it seems that neither Air nor Naval means were the cause. We fired towards open areas ...and towards the ruins of Dugit, an area which is routinely used for rocket launching. The Palestinian population was warned to steer clear of this area. If as a result of our activity innocent Palestinians were hurt, I'm sorry for it."
Shorter version - "we're sorry we can't aim straight. We were trying to kill a whole different bunch of Palestinians who might well have been innocent too."
Tony Blur has, in the last decade, devoted himself to making sure that Brits become more like Americans...including turning the nation that once had Blitz Spirit into one scared of its own shadow. It's sad that he has been so successful. (Sorry, dear readers, but most Americans really are 'fraidy-cats. Utterly risk-averse even if it means losing the freedoms you are supposed to be fighting for. Just look at the nonsense written about cellphones on planes or at public support for NSA wiretapping.)
In other words, Americans want a National Health Service very akin to that which exists in the UK. I've previously pointed out that it could be had for less than the present U.S. system costs the populace and probably deliver better results than the currently underfunded British version. I'm tempted to paraphrase a great Churchill quotation about democracy - "A National Health Service is imperfect, it is just less imperfect than any other system."