Monday, August 25, 2014

Repeating Lies

This is CBC on August 25th (comments are embedded in italics):

A new round of Israeli airstrikes and tank fire pounded Gaza on Monday as officials in the coastal strip said two more Palestinian civilians died from the violence.

----- Here again in the Related Links is that LYING headline. CBC must repeat it over and over in good propaganda fashion to properly serve its Zionist masters. Hamas NEVER "admitted" to setting of the Gaza war. That would be absurd. The fighting began as an escalation of violence that was heavily skewed to Israel doing violence against Palestinians over periods of months, and years and decades. THAT PERPETUAL ISRAELI VIOLENCE IS WHAT set off the fighting, not the fact that the Israelis took a major hit for a change with the 3 teenagers. When CBC says Hamas admits setting off the war, it is a bald-faced LIE.

There has so far been no end in sight for the war, which has already killed more than 2,100 Palestinians since the fighting erupted on July 8. On the Israeli side, 68 people have been killed, all but four of them soldiers.

The Israeli military said it carried out 16 airstrikes on Gaza early Monday, targeting a mosque it said was used to store weapons and another it said militants used as a meeting point.

Gaza police said one of the Israeli strikes hit the home of Omar al-Bursh, a Hamas justice ministry official, who was not harmed in the attack. Another airstrike severely damaged the departure lounge at Gaza's border crossing with Egypt, police said.The military also said that Palestinian militants from the densely populated strip fired 10 rockets into Israel on Monday, all of which landed in open areas.

-----CBC might have pointed out here that Israel is targeting non-violent government officials as a part of their ethnic cleansing campaign.

A 42-year-old woman died from tank fire in the north of the Palestinian territory, while a 22-year-old man died from his wounds on Monday after being hit in an airstrike in Gaza City shortly before midnight, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said.

The latest exchanges came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the Israeli military campaign in Gaza could go into September.

Since the fighting began, Israel has launched some 5,000 airstrikes at Gaza, while Gaza militants have fired close to 4,000 rockets and mortars, according to the Israeli military.

-----Here CBC goes again, pretending the Hamas rockets are balanced by Israeli strikes. These numbers are meaningless at best, but more likely misleading because comparing Hamas rockets to Israel's advanced weaponry is like comparing sling shots to grenades. If CBC wanted to provide meaningful statistics it would publish over and over again that Israel has killed 500 children versus one killed by Hamas. Israel has injured 10,000 people compared to a dozen in Israel. These would be meaningful statistics.

Abduction by Hamas

The Gaza war stems from the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank by Hamas operatives in June, which triggered a massive Israeli arrest campaign in the West Bank, followed by an increase in rocket fire from Gaza. In an apparent revenge attack, a Palestinian youth was seized and slain in early July.

-----Here again the LIE in a sub-heading and in the text. Yes, over and over does the propaganda job. CBC should get a bonus payment from Israel.

Israel first launched an air campaign July 8, then sent in ground troops nine days later. It says it is targeting sites linked to militants, including rocket launchers, command centres and weapons depots. The UN says about 75 per cent of the Palestinians killed have been civilians.

Several rounds of indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and a Palestinian delegation that included Hamas have collapsed, along with temporary ceasefires that accompanied them.

Speaking to his Cabinet Sunday, Netanyahu said the public must show patience. "I said on the first day of the operation that it could take time and we are prepared that this campaign might continue even after the start of the school year," he said.

While the Israeli public has widely supported the campaign to halt rocket attacks out of Gaza, the government has come under criticism for its inability to stop the fire and anger has risen, especially following the death of 4-year-old boy who was killed in a Palestinian mortar attack Friday.

So Israelis are being asked for patience because one child was killed, and CBC thinks this is worth reporting. But why does CBC not address the issue of the 500 Palestinian children that have been killed? Why doesn't CBC try to explain the phenomenal "patience" of the Palestinians who have seen 500 of their children killed? The REAL NEWS is WHY do the Palestinians keep fighting when the odds are so severely stacked against them!!!

Is CBC's lopsided reporting because of one of these reasons?
1) CBC is racist and thinks Palestinians are not as human as Israelis, so they do not mourn their children as much?
2) Is CBC avoiding having to report how brutal and cruel the 67 year occupation of Gaza by Israel has been, and that the Palestinians are willing to fight, even against such terrible odds, because the alternative to not resisting is submitting to the creeping ethnic cleansing that Israel has been carrying out against Palestinians for all these years. Just like in the Warsaw Ghetto, perhaps the Gaza people have decided an honourable death is better than the "living death" the Israelis have subjected them to. 

CBC would never want to speculate like this because it would make CBC's beloved Israeli occupier look bad, and that would be anti-Semitic, wouldn't it?

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