Commentary by Dr. Patrick Slattery – Here is another article that is interesting both for what it says and for what it does not say. It was penned by young, Jerusalem-based free-lance journalist named Phoebe Greenwood who has come under fire from Zionist media watchdog groups (or should I say “attack dog groups”). Even so, the article has a very Zionist spin to it. The very first sentence leaves one scratching ones head: “By lunchtime on Sunday, more than 70 rockets and mortars had landed in Israel from Gaza within 24 hours, leaving six Palestinians killed and eight Israelis injured.” How is it that these rockets landing in Israel killed six Palestinians? If you read to the end of the article, you find that they didn’t. Rather, you learn that Israeli tank fire killed a little boy playing soccer and that Israel “hit” with unspecified weapons a funeral, killing four more including two teenagers. As for the eight Israelis injured, it seems that most of these were not hurt by the rockets (which rarely produce casualties), and in fact were Israeli soldiers engaged in the siege of Gaza. While Ms. Greenwood may be sympathetic to the Palestinians, she frames her article in the Zionist narrative that Israel’s siege of Gaza is motivated by the need to halt rocket fire, relying almost exclusively on Israeli sources. The attempt at “balance” in the article is unfortunate, seeing as one side is in the act of committing genocide and the other is simply fighting for its survival. Still, someone in Ms. Greenwood’s position has the difficult task of needing to get information to readers through the effective censorship of Zionist-controlled editors and publishers. -ps
Israel may launch a ground invasion into Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated, after a weekend of escalating cross border violence.
By Phoebe Greenwood, Jerusalem
4:38PM GMT 11 Nov 2012
By lunchtime on Sunday, more than 70 rockets and mortars had landed in Israel from Gaza within 24 hours, leaving six Palestinians killed and eight Israelis injured.
At a cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, Mr Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said: “The world needs to understand that Israel will not sit idly by in the face of attempts to attack us. We are prepared to intensify the response.”
One unnamed senior Israeli government official, said: “A ground incursion is certainly not out of the question although we hope it won’t come to that.”
The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has confirmed that it is expecting, at the very least, instruction to intensify its campaign of air strikes on Hamas targets. (Read more.)