Friday, November 16, 2012

The decline of the BBC in one screenshot

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Current top headlines on BBC News website:

1) Gaza missiles fired at tel aviv (main headline)
2) Israel's Gaza rocket problem
3) "Hamas targets our children"

4) "Determined to follow path of jihad"
5) UK's Hague criticises Hamas.
6) Life on hold in Israel
7) Conflict test for changed Egypt 
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BBC Arabic cameraman Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City on Wednesday.

However, the chronology of events of the recent flare-up began on November 5, when an innocent, apparently mentally unfit, 20-year old man, Ahmad al-Nabaheen, was shot when he wandered close to the border. Medics had to wait for six hours to be permitted to pick him up and they suspect that he may have died because of that delay.
 Then, on November 8, a 13-year-old boy playing football in front of his house was killed by fire from the IOF that had moved into Gazan territory with tanks as well as helicopters. The wounding of four Israeli soldiers at the border on November 10 was therefore already part of a chain of events where Gazan civilians had been killed, and not the triggering event.

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