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The Media Narrative on Palestine and Israel

January 1, 2009 No Comment

By Ahmed Bouzid, Published in association with Palestine Media Watch

The outbreak of violence in Gaza has been the top story in the mainstream media here in the United States for three days in a row now, and yet I have yet to come across a single news item from any of the major newspapers or television news outlets that mentions the total number of Israelis killed by Hamas’s Qassam rockets since the official collapse of the cease fire on December 19th.  Mention is made of one Israeli man killed this week and half a dozen wounded, and all articles state that at least 110 Qassam rockets have been launched into Israel since Saturday morning, with some quoting the IDF putting the figure at 300 rockets for the past week.  But not once is the total of Israelis killed given. The closest precise figure I was able to dig out was from a December 31, 2007, article published in the IDF’s web site that stated, “since 2001 until today, rocket and mortar fire originating in the Gaza Strip has caused the deaths of 20 people.” Download: The Media Narrative on Palestine and Israel (35.68KB)
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