Saturday, 29 October 2011

The BBC always ready to report one side of the story - inc UPDATE

The BBC report the news that:
'Five Palestinian militants have been killed in a number of Israeli air strikes on the south of the Gaza Strip.

The violence is the most serious since a major prisoner exchange deal earlier this month between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist militant group that governs in Gaza.

The militants were killed at an Islamic Jihad training site in Rafah in the south of the strip.'
The BBC always ready to report what they would describe as the misdeeds of Israel They have yet to report the news that Quassam Count report:
'5:23pm: 2 rockets fired from Gaza towards the city of Ashdod in Israel'
  The BBC do reluctantly report that:
'The Israeli air force has confirmed it carried out the attack. It said the militants were preparing to launch rockets into Israel.'
But no mention that rockets were fired at Israel. This is part of a pattern for the BBC: they report every Israeli attack but minimise any mention of Palestinian attacks on Israel. Hence any attack by Israel is reported on the Middle East page, if not on the news front page, but murderous Palestinian attacks on Israel such as the killing of the Fogel family are kept relatively quiet.


Since I posted this piece there have been some more attacks on Israel, not that you would know if you rely upon the BBC for your news. Fortunately I follow Qassam Count so I do get to see more than the BBC would like us to see:
6:50pm: rocket fired from Gaza explodes near bnei shimon regional council in Israel

6:51pm: 2 mortar shells hit Eshkol Regional Council in Israel

1 comment:

Davieboy said...

Thanks NaS, I'd just read the BBC article.
Hadn't head of Qassamcount, have now!