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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Al-Beeb video on 'Palestinian' infant killed while shielding Haniyeh's office

The following is an al-Beeb report which mainly focuses on an infant who was allegedly killed in the strike on Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's office last night. Let's note the media bias in this film. First, it says that US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has 'condemned the bloodshed' and called for 'Palestinian' rocket attacks to stop. But what Rice said was actually a bit more nuanced in Israel's favor:
"We have to remember that the Hamas activities there are responsible for what has happened in Gaza - the illegal coup that they led against the legitimate institutions of the Palestinian Authority," she added. "It is very clear where this started."


Rice, asked whether she told Olmert not to use disproportionate force in Gaza, dismissed the question.

"I think that's not a good way to address this issue," she said, then repeated her call for calm on both sides. "The issue is that the rocket attacks need to stop, there needs to be due concern for the humanitarian situation in Gaza, there needs to be a durable way to deal with crossing."
Mind you she's still pushing the 'road map' as a means of ending the 'cycle of violence' but keep in mind that Condi backed Israel's activities in Lebanon two summers ago and it is not inconceivable that she would back an 'invasion' of Gaza. (Yes, I know, for all the wrong reasons, since she would then - like Livni - want to put NATO forces in there).

Another piece of media bias in this video is the statement that the rocket that hit Sapir College and killed a man was one of 'more than 20' shot yesterday. In fact, it was one of about 50.


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