Much of the Mainstream Media coverage of Israel’s offensive in Gaza was littered with the usual stupidity. Using typical statements, like “tit for tat,” or “cycle of violence.” the media did its best to find a moral equivalence between the Hamas terrorism and Israel’s attempts to prevent that terror. Those same newscasts that displayed of the destruction in Gaza very rarely showed the Horrors of the Negev Communities such as Sderot.
That same media even used noble sounding adjectives for Hamas like DEFIANT. But Israel was described as seeking revenge.
According to President Obama’s PLO Buddy Rashid Khalidi the reason for the media bias is simple, they are getting all of their information from Hamas:
The rest of the world sees what’s going on, because they’re taking the feeds by Palestinian journalists in Gaza, and the pictures and images by themselves and the numbers that you recited tell the story. Source
Even though Israel withdrew from Gaza, the media is still doing its best to protect the Hamas image. AFTER the “cease-fire” an aid convoy from Jordan, was attacked and hijacked. That’s News RIGHT? Especially with all of the whining about the “human rights crisis” in Gaza. Well except for the Mann News Service that operates out of the West Bank, nobody noticed (or nobody wanted to bring it up).
See more below:
Bethlehem – Ma’an – The Jordanian news agency Petra reported on Tuesday that armed men held up an aid convoy after it crossed into the Gaza Strip.
The agency reported that armed men fired at the trucks and diverted them to private warehouses after they passed through the Kerem Shalom border crossing, an Israeli-controlled crossing used primarily for shipments of humanitarian aid.
The supplies had been donated by the Hashemite Jordanian charity organization. The trucks earlier crossed into the West Bank using the Allenby Bridge and then proceed to Gaza.
According to the report, the charity had coordinated in advance with UNRWA, the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees, to receive the shipment in its warehouses after it entered Gaza.
Also according to the report, UNRWA has suspended other aid shipments as the trucks and drivers are still being held in Gaza. Negotiations are reportedly being held for their release.