Guardian

What Harriet Sherwood’s new blog won’t report: Gaza rocket injures 3 in southern Israel


H/T Israeligirl

Based on past experience with the Guardian columnist, we can expect Harriet Sherwood’s new blog, View from Jerusalem, to ignore the 3 foreign workers who were injured on Saturday when a mortar fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.

One of the foreign workers was in moderate-serious condition from shrapnel injuries to his chest. A second foreign worker was moderately wounded by shrapnel in his leg and a third was lightly wounded in the incident.

 

Shell landing site

Though Sherwood’s blog was just launched, she describes it as:

“…an extension of and complementary to my reporting for the Guardian, the Observer and guardian.co.uk.

So, though Sherwood also claims that “its not an opinion blog”, her first post “News Roundup from Jerusalem” makes it pretty clear what ideological territory Sherwood will be claiming, and I seriously doubt that the continuing threat to Israeli communities posed by enemy rocket fire from Gaza will be the focus of her musings.

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  1. living in the middle of Europe, an incident like this one would scare me out of my wits

    i.e. it wouldn’t need any rockets to make me alternate between fear and fury

  2. The Palestinian illegal collective punishment of Gaza continues.
    From the Palestinian site Maan Gaza hospitals are in danger of running out of medicine since the Palestinian Authority sends deficient quantities. Earlier this year there were blackouts in Gaza because the Palestinian Authority (and the EU) used collective punishment against the people of Gaza and didn’t send fuel for Gaza power station because sums of money weren’t transfered to it.

    “The Health Ministry blamed its Palestinian Authority counterpart for the deficit, saying the Ramallah-based ministry had only sent 37 percent of medicine allocated to the Gaza Strip in 2010.

    The Gaza government ministry appealed to international organizations to intervene and urged all involved parties to pressure the PA to send medicine to the Strip.”

    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=349670

  3. One of the foreign workers was in moderate-serious condition from shrapnel injuries to his chest. A second foreign worker was moderately wounded by shrapnel in his leg and a third was lightly wounded in the incident.

    The amount of blood in the photograph looks horrific to me. The shock on the spot must have been extreme.

    I wonder why there’s such incapacity in the Israel (Jew)-haters to try to imagine themselves subjected to such attacks.

    A 4th D: dehumanising.

  4. yes Ariadne

    I think I keep noticing the same over and over and everywhere, somehow Jews are still considered not to bleed like “us”