Thursday, July 14, 2011

14-Jul-11: The rockets of Gaza keep coming though no non-Israeli reporter wants to see them

From Ynet earlier today:
Palestinians fired a rocket at southern Israel Thursday morning.
The projectile landed in an open area in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported. The Color Red alert sounded prior to the explosion. So far, security instructions for the area's residents have remained unchanged, and their everyday routine is maintained.
Here again is what we wrote after yesterday's rocket attack. Other than the Israeli media, the usual situation applies: no coverage, no mention in the news media for whom these indiscriminate firings of lethal weapons directed at a civilian population may just as well never have happened. Ignoring these deadly attacks - which is what the non-Israeli media routinely do - is akin to saying they never happened. Or if they did, they never really posed a mortal danger to Israel's civilian population.  It's impossible to understand Israel's defensive measures if the terrorists' actions are systematically swept under the carpet - which we assume is exactly what lies behind the decision of foreign editors and journalists to not report them.

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