Monday, February 1, 2016

Are the knives real?

There is much reason to suspect that many of the recent killings of Palestinians by Israelis are simply executions, and are criminal acts.
1) Palestinians have claimed that knives have been produced by the Israeli soldiers and placed beside the body of those they have killed.
2) Israeli government officials have given authority to soldiers to shoot to kill no matter how lightly threatened they are.
3) It is hard to believe that heavily armed soldiers really need to kill children that threaten them with a knife.
4) There is video evidence (never to be shown by CBC) that Palestinians lying helplessly on the ground and disarmed have been shot to death.

Are Israelis really committing these crimes? The Swedish Foreign Minister has recently declared that an enquiry is justified into this question because of the strength of the evidence.

But CBC continues its inane reporting - never mentioning the possible criminal behaviour by the Israelis, and repeating the nonsense coming from the Israeli Government:

The wave of violence has claimed the lives of 26 Israelis and one American student. At least 151 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 106 who were said by Israel to have been attackers. The rest have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops.

Israel says the violence is fuelled by a Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement. The Palestinians say it is the result of frustrations rooted in nearly 50 years of life under Israeli occupation.

In the latest violence Monday, the military said a Palestinian attempting to cross the West Bank separation barrier drew a knife when soldiers approached him. The troops opened fire, killing the Palestinian.

What nonsense! The Palestinians are motivated by lies and incitement! Why even repeat this kind of nonsense. The Palestinians that are fighting know the truth of their oppression and the incitement is coming from Israeli oppression. Why does CBC repeat this Israeli nonsense, and give it first mention?

And look how cavalierly CBC reports on the killing of the knife-wielding Palestinian at the Wall. Is there no reason to doubt that the person with the knife (if he even had one) was actually no real threat to anyone, and certainly not to a whole bunch of Israeli soldiers, and that he was simply executed?

CBC should be ashamed of this kind of coverage. There is no integrity in this reporting.

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