Tuesday, November 13, 2007


The headline from this Ha'aretz article screams out - "At least six killed after Hamas opens fire on Arafat rally in Gaza". The article tells of how at least six people were killed and 85 wounded in the ensuing violence after "Hamas security forces opened fire Monday during a mass memorial service for the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat". The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has described the attack as a "heinous crime" but ...

Where's the outcry around the world about civilian deaths and massacres?

POSTSCRIPT: The Melbourne Age is carrying this article Eight killed in Gaza clashes attributed to "DPA". The story is a straight line and length account of events without a sign of the Jerusalem bureau chief's touch. In this piece there are no Jewish villains to be seen and Hamas is not portayed as god; to the contrary, readers will be dismayed to learn about that movement's unpopularity among Palestinians -

"A recent poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC) in Jerusalem said that if legislative elections were held today in the Palestinian territories, Fatah would gain 40 per cent and Hamas would get 20 per cent."

How did that information get into the story?


Anonymous said...

If the Israelis were involved they would be using rubber-coated bullets or tear gas. Hamas used live bullets and aimed to kill. Apologists for Hamas still argue for a one state solution so they can wipe the Jews out of the area.

Anonymous said...




Were the Jews involved?