At least 55 protesters (including six children) were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza on Monday, and more than 2,200 injured. All of them were unarmed, and the majority were well over a hundred yards from the ‘border’ fence.
Amnesty reports that many injuries are to the head and chest – over 500 wounded with live ammunition.
The Palestinian Health Ministry reports that IDF snipers also directly targeted emergency services and journalists.
BBC 6 o’clock news on Monday devoted 50 seconds to Gaza, carefully avoiding the use of the word ”massacre” — and 5 minutes to the Royal Wedding dress.
Since then, the BBC and other western media outlets have dutifully regurgitated Israeli propaganda. They write of “clashes” at the “border”, as if Palestinians had invaded Israel, and that Israel was merely defending itself from a siege. No mention of the wall, or the decade-long Israeli blockade which has created a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
And no mention either of International Law – that Israel is occupying Palestinian land illegally.
As the occupier and aggressor, Israel does not have the right to ”self-defence’’ – but the Palestinian people do have a right to resistance in response to illegal occupation.
None of this was mentioned in the BBC’s reports.
Media manipulation is far more efficient today than it was in Nazi Germany. We are now routinely fed lies by ”public service” broadcasters, who exploit the misconception that they impartially provide all the information we need. Tragically, this assumption of integrity too often diverts people from even looking for the truth.
We are now seen as successfully lobotomised sheep – slaves to be distracted, intellectually emasculated, neutralised and pacified.
BBC : British Brainwashing Corporation : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/4068/