Thursday, 9 August 2018

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel per the institutionally anti Israel BBC

Now that Israel have retaliated against Hamas's provocation, the BBC can do a report on what's happening in Gaza.

Do read the whole report, but what struck me was the last few paragraphs, which I reprint below with my comments:

'The last four months have seen an upsurge in violence along the Gaza-Israel border.' 

Caused by? Why did the BBC barely report the all but daily attacks on Israel until Israel retailiated? 

'More than 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces - most during weekly protests at which thousands of Palestinians have expressed their support for the declared right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel.'

So unless Israel lose an equivalent number of people there's a problem? How many Palestinians would have been killed had they not been trying to infiltrate Israel with murderous intent? Whose "declared right to return to their ancestral homes"? What other people have such "declared right" or does such a right exist against the world's only Jewish majority state? Did such a right exist from 1948 to 1967 or only after 1967?

'Human rights groups have accused Israeli troops of using excessive force at the protests, but the military said they only opened fire in self-defence or on people trying to infiltrate its territory.'

Which "human rights groups"? Are these institutionally anti Israel? Anti Semitic? 

'One Israeli soldier has been shot dead by a Palestinian sniper during the same period, while incendiary devices attached to balloons and kites launched by Palestinians have sparked hundreds of fires in southern Israel, burning some 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres) of forest and farmland.'

Could you point me to the BBC's reporting of these fire attacks on Israel over the last few months. Could you please point me to the condemnations of such attacks from human rights groups over the same period.

In addition, how much more anti Israel is the BBC now than it was found to have been by the, securely hidden away, Balen Report?

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