MembersHow Can the International Media Continue to Blame Israel for a War Against Islamic Jihadists?

Let’s begin by looking at how the mainstream media reported on this latest skirmish with Palestinian Islamic Jihadists (PIJ) in Gaza.

By Rachel Avraham and David Lazarus |
Israeli soldiers guard during a prayer in memory of a murdered rabbi in 2015. Photo: Gershon Elinson/Flash90

In a BBC article titled “Israel-Gaza: Death toll rises as Israel kills second top militant,” they highlight: “Death toll continues to rise from air strikes in Gaza. Six children and several PIJ fighters – including leaders Khaled Mansour and Tayseer Jabari – are among the 31 Palestinians reported to have died.”  As an afterthought, they add: “Nearly 600 Palestinian rockets and mortars have been fired at Israel since Friday, an Israeli official said.”

Jihadist terrorists are called “leaders” and “fighters,” and Israel, of course, is to blame for all the bloodshed: “Gaza’s health ministry blamed “Israeli aggression” for the deaths of Palestinians, and for the more than 200 people wounded.” What a “health ministry” might know about “Israeli aggression” is beyond me, but the BBC does not question this assertion made by the Gazan health ministry, which is controlled by none other than Hamas!

Of course, they do question Israeli counter claims: “Israel accused PIJ militants of accidentally causing at least some of those deaths – claiming on Saturday that the group fired a stray rocket killing multiple children in...

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