The BBC - at it again

By Stephen Pollard
May 21, 2007

How the BBC's journalists must have missed not being able to distort the situation in Gaza over the past few months. How they must be relieved to have the opportunity once more.

Here's how its website reported the IDF strike on Gaza: Israel resumed air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday after a six-month lull. It followed several rocket attacks on Israel.

Several? Several?
Amazing, isn't it, that one has to rely on a private blogger rather than the BBC for a proper summary of what has been happening:
An elderly Israeli woman was badly wounded today [16th May] by rockets fired from Gaza on the Israeli Negev town of Sderot. On Tuesday, 24 rockets hit Israel and wounded 30 people. Throughout today, 21 Kassams were fired at Israel. Sderot has been repeatedly hit. Virtually none of this has been reported in the British media; the few references there have been have been made only as an afterthought to the reporting of Israel’s air raids against Hamas targets in the last couple of days...Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Palestinian terrorists have fired more than 1,300 rockets into Israel. Even while they are tearing themselves apart — at least 17 Palestinians are reported to have been killed in Gaza in fighting between Fatah and Hamas —they can still find the means to bombard Israel. In the circumstances, Israel’s self-restraint has been truly bizarre. No other country would have experienced such sustained rocket attack for so long and do virtually nothing in response. No other country in the world is expected in such circumstances to respond to such acts of war by turning the other cheek. Only the Jewish state.


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