Friday, 21 June 2013

When the deaths of Palestinians in a refugee camp is of no interest to the BBC

Imagine that an Israeli tank shell hit an UNRWA school accommodating 260 Palestine refugees. Imagine that at least five of these Palestine refugees, including two children and two women, were killed inside the school by that shell and that eleven more sustained serious injuries including an UNRWA staff member.

What would the BBC coverage be like?

How many Palestinian spokespersons would be put on the air to scream about Israeli aggression?

How many BBC reporters would walk with a doleful expression and tears in their eyes through that camp?

How many images of the wailing relatives of the dead would be shown?

How many images of bodies being carried to waiting ambulances would be shown?

Well such an incident has just taken place, in fact there were three mortar shells fired by one side or another in the Syrian conflict. But the camp was in Syria, near Damascus, so there's no way that Israel can be blamed. Thus there's not a scintilla of coverage on the BBC of the attack on the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp.

Not a word because as should be obvious the BBC's obsession with the plight of the Palestinians has less to do with support for the Palestinians as a hatred of Israel and Jews who aren't silent victims.

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