Uprising against Hamas continues in Gaza, ignored by western media (& He’s just a kid)

March 18, 2019

 

HE’S JUST A KID…

[Notes by Tom Gross]

The Israeli murdered in today’s Palestinian terror attack has been named as Gal Keidan, age 19 (pictured above), from the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. He is not a settler, as wrongly implied in those few western media outlets who bothered to report on the terror attack

Two other Israelis were severely wounded in the attack, including the rabbi of a yeshiva in an impoverished district of south Tel Aviv.

In a statement to media, Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danielovich* mourned the lost member of his city, who he described as a gifted science and technology student as well as a gifted musician.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tweeted: “My thoughts are with the families who are coming to terms with the news of the horrific terrorist attack, and with the security forces who are right now in pursuit of the terrorists. The State of Israel will seek out, find and defeat all those who attack us.”

The western-funded Palestinian Authority this afternoon handed out candy and chocolate to children in the West Bank to celebrate Gal Keidan’s murder.

US envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt wrote on Twitter, “Disgustingly, but not surprisingly, Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad welcomed the attack & no doubt the Palestinian Authority will reward the terrorist under its pay for slay policy.”

(* Incidentally the Beersheba mayor is a distant relative of American film legend Kirk Douglas, who was born Issur Danielovich, and of Michael Douglas.)

 

BBC NEWS WAITS 15 HOURS TO REPORT ON ROCKET ATTACK ON TEL AVIV

The BBC News website – which takes every opportunity to highlight and sometimes invent Israeli misdeeds – waited 15 hours to report on Thursday evening’s rocket attacks from Gaza on Tel Aviv.

Only after Israel hit back (at carefully selected targets to avoid killing anyone) did BBC online report: “Israel strikes militant sites in Gaza after rockets fired at Tel Aviv”.

“Israel has carried out dozens of air strikes on Palestinian militant sites in Gaza in retaliation for the firing of two rockets towards Tel Aviv.”

 

NETANYAHU CRITICIZED FOR WEAK RESPONSE

Israel’s Iron Dome reportedly intercepted one rocket over the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan and the other fell into an empty space. No Israelis were injured though several were treated for shock. Two Palestinians were lightly injured in the Israeli response. No Palestinian civilian building was damaged in the Israeli response, only Hamas and Islamic Jihad military facilities.

There has been widespread criticism in Israel of the Netanyahu government from both the Israeli center and right wing parties for Israel’s weak response to the rockets fired at Tel Aviv and nine other rockets fired on Thursday night at Jewish communities in southern Israel.

 

THE GUARDIAN CAN’T EVEN WRITE “ROCKET ATTACK”

The Guardian online described the missiles and rockets fired from Gaza to try and kill civilians in Tel Aviv on Thursday as “projectiles”.

A projectile is the term the British media usually use to describe toilet rolls and coins thrown by football fans at the pitch.

The Fajr-5 which was fired at Tel Aviv is no little rocket, as a much earlier Guardian article made clear in describing its capabilities:

Iran supplied Hamas with Fajr-5 missile technology
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Nov 21, 2012
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/nov/21/iran-supplied-hamas-missile-technology

 

UPRISING AGAINST HAMAS RULE CONTINUES IN GAZA, LARGELY IGNORED BY WESTERN MEDIA

The rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Thursday night were likely an attempt by Hamas to distract from the ongoing uprising in Gaza by thousands of unarmed Palestinians against Hamas’ brutal rule – protests which are now in their fourth day but are being all but ignored by the vary same Western media, human rights groups and politicians (such as Ilhan Omar and Jeremy Corbyn) who profess to care about Palestinian lives and rights.

Israeli and independent Palestinian media report that the Hamas terror group continues to beat and shoot at Palestinian protesters. A reporter for Agence France-Presse (AFP) said that Hamas has been preventing journalists from photographing the protests.

There are reports of shootings and beatings by Hamas security forces in Khan Younis, Deir al-Balah, Bureij, Rafah, Jabalyia and other locations throughout Gaza.

 

VIDEOS: HAMAS OPEN FIRE ON PALESTINIAN DEMONSTRATORS

Hamas can be heard opening fire on Palestinians in these videos from Gaza on Friday:

https://youtu.be/DkkFMwd1YWQ

https://twitter.com/i/status/1106278632874487810

And here are photos from one of the few western news outlets reporting on the uprising against Hamas:

https://btnews.online/gaza-riots-day-3-hamas-shoots-beats-demonstrators-against-its-corruption-and-oppressive-rule/

An aide to the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his approval for the uprising against Hamas. Hussein al-Sheikh wrote on twitter, in reference to Hamas, “Gaza is rising up in the face of oppressors.”

 

HAMAS DEATH THREATS TO PALESTINIAN AND FOREIGN JOURNALISTS

Palestinian Journalists in Gaza report receiving death threats delivered from Hamas by text to their cell phones to deter them from covering the protests. The Director General of Palestine TV, Raafah al Qudra has been arrested as a part of a crackdown on media outlets covering the protests.

Unconfirmed reports say that Hamas is holding 600 protesters, including women and minors at the Rantisi detention site in Jabaliya, as protests continue into the night.

 

“PRO-PALESTINIAN”? NO, JUST ANTI-ISRAEL / ANTI-SEMITIC

The pro-Palestinian activists who dominate the European and American Left and take to the streets to protest Israel and “Free Palestine” at every opportunity are suddenly silent at this Hamas violence against innocent civilians in Gaza.

 

BBC ANCHOR: ANTI-SEMITISM “NOT THAT BAD”

Justin Webb, a host of the BBC flagship Radio Four “Today” program, has apologized after he suggested on air last Tuesday that anti-Semitism isn’t as bad as other forms of racism. (In fact, Justin Webb is better than some of the other BBC news hosts who can barely disguise their outright disdain and contempt for anything to do with Israel.)

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The BBC World Service news which I listened to this evening mentioned neither the terror attack against Israelis today nor the violent Hamas crackdown in Gaza in its entire hour-long news broadcast, but its second “World news headline” was a minor story about the banning of a fringe extreme right-wing candidate in next month’s Israeli election. This was ahead or reports on all kinds of major news developments around the world.

 

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