Note the vicious bias of the BBC article. First, in accord with standard mainstream media practice, the “Palestinian” would-be mass murderers are “militants,” not jihadis: the BBC and the media establishment in general does not recognize that there is a jihad against Israel or against any other non-Muslim polity. If they did, they would be forced to provide some explanation of the jihad doctrine, and that would shift public sympathy decidedly in Israel’s favor.
Meanwhile,the 2014 conflict “left at least 2,251 Palestinians dead – including more than 1,462 civilians, according to the UN – and 11,231 injured. On the Israeli side, 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed, and up to 1,600 injured.”
Not a word about the relentless anti-Israel bias of the UN. Not a word about how the “Palestinians” deliberately and consistently launched jihad attacks from civilian areas, hoping to provoke retaliatory fire they could use for propaganda purposes. Not a word about the manifest fact that if the “Palestinians” laid down their arms, there would be peace, while if the Israelis laid down their arms, there would be genocide.
The clear intent is to give people the impression by means of the casualty figures that Israel is acting improperly in defending itself against the “Palestinian” jihad. All right. During World War II, the Germans lost about seven million people, including about two million civilians. The British lost about 383,000 people, including 67,000 civilians. So by the BBC’s logic, the Nazis were in the right.
In line with that, note the BBC’s headline: “Gaza: Palestinian militants killed as Israel hits tunnel.” Did the BBC run headlines like that during World War II? “Germany: German militants killed as Britain hits Berlin.” They wouldn’t have dared express sympathy for the enemy in such a way. And by running that headline now, they make their sympathies clear.
“Gaza: Palestinian militants killed as Israel hits tunnel,” BBC, October 30, 2017:
Seven Palestinian militants were killed and several others injured when Israel destroyed a tunnel running from Gaza into Israel, Palestinian officials say.
It is understood that five of those who died were members of Islamic Jihad. The Hamas military wing said two of its members were killed in a rescue effort.
The Israeli military said the “terror tunnel” was still under construction when it was “neutralised”.
Israel is using sophisticated measures to thwart tunnels dug by militants.
It destroyed more than 30 tunnels during a 50-day war with militants in Gaza in the summer of 2014, and has found three since then.
During that conflict, fighters from Hamas used tunnels to infiltrate Israeli territory on four occasions, killing 12 soldiers.
The conflict left at least 2,251 Palestinians dead – including more than 1,462 civilians, according to the UN – and 11,231 injured. On the Israeli side, 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed, and up to 1,600 injured.
The Israeli military said the tunnel it destroyed on Monday ran from Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, into Israeli territory, about 2km (1.2 miles) from the community of Kissufim….