Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Half the story? Not even that...

The BBC "report" that:

"Israel has allowed fuel to be delivered to Gaza's power plant, averting the possibility that it would be forced to shut down within hours.

Palestinian officials had warned that the plant would run out of fuel on Wednesday, plunging large areas of Gaza into darkness.

The resumption of supplies followed mediation by the European Union.

Israel is restricting fuel supplies to Gaza in an attempt to halt rocket attacks by Palestinian militants.

Human rights organisations denounce the policy as an illegal collective punishment, but Israel insists that its actions are legitimate.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called the cutting of fuel supplies punitive and unacceptable. "

Read the rest of the article and see if you can find out why the oil supply was restricted... Here we are, the very last line reads:

"Fuel supplies have been more sporadic that usual recently due to attacks by militants on the Nahal Oz depot through which they pass."

No more detail BBC, how about telling us what happened in the last of the "attacks"?
Obviously you ran out of space or time to tell us that on 9 April, half a dozen Hamas raiders cut through the Gaza border fence, attacked the Nahal Oz oil terminal in Israel and murdered two workers, Oleg Lipson and Lev Cherniak. Why so coy BBC?

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