Thursday, July 24, 2008

Media blind to Israeli terrorism

When an Arab runs riot with a digger, it becomes front page news. Headlines scream about another 'terror' attack. Yet, when Jewish extremists run riot and destroy a Palestinian village, it warrants a small paragraph at the very end of an article about settlement expansion in the Guardian, and is ignored by the BBC and other major media outlets. What would have been the media priority if this attack was by Arab on Jewish settlers?

Palestinian officials said yesterday that a group of Jewish settlers had attacked a Palestinian village, Burin, near the West Bank city of Nablus, smashing cars and windows and cutting electricity wires. The attack was filmed by an Israeli group, Rabbis for Human Rights. The village was close to a settlement where an Israeli was arrested this month for allegedly trying to fire a rocket at the Palestinians.


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