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40 questions for foreign journalists in Gaza


Cross posted from Harry’s Place

Have you or any of your colleagues been intimidated by Hamas?

2.       Do you feel restricted in your ability to ‘say what you see’ in Gaza?

3.       How do you feel about the Spanish journalist who said Hamas would kill any journalist if they filmed rocket fire?

4.       Has Hamas pressured you to delete anything you have published?

5.       Has Hamas ever threatened to take your phone, laptop or camera?

6.       Has Hamas ever taken the phone, laptop or camera of a colleague in Gaza?

7.       Have you seen Hamas fighters in Gaza?

8.       If yes, why have you not directly reported Hamas fighting activity when you are eye-witnesses in Gaza, but rather indirectly reported about what the IDF says Hamas has done?

9.       Are you scared to publish photos of Hamas operatives on your Twitter page, or broadcast images of Hamas fighting and aggression on your news channel?

10.   Have you published any photos of terrorists launching rockets in Gaza? If so, are these images being turned down by your newspaper or broadcaster?

11.   Have you thought of interviewing the traumatised residents of southern Israel?

12.   When Israeli authorities say that most of the dead in Gaza are terrorists, and Hamas says most of the dead in Gaza are civilians, how do you differentiate?

13.   When Hamas Health Ministry statistics contradict Hamas’ own propaganda and reveal that mostly men of fighting age have died so far in Gaza, does it give you pause for thought?

14.   Is an underage armed terrorist still counted as a terrorist or a child when killed? Or both? Do you explain to your readers how this is possible?

15.   Have you put to Hamas spokespersons that firing rockets from civilian areas in a war situation will draw return fire and lead to the death of civilians?

16.   Nick Casey of the Wall Street Journal tweeted: “you have to wonder with the shelling, how patients at Shifa hospital feel as Hamas uses it as a safe place to see media.” Never mind wondering; did you ask any patients how they feel?

And how do you feel about the fact that Casey subsequently deleted his tweet?

18.   Russia Today journalist Harry Fear mentioned rocket-launching sites near his hotel. Have you noticed any terrorists or terror bases near your hotel?

19.   How do you feel about Fear’s expulsion from Gaza, for tweeting about the rocket launches from civilian areas? Are you worried that you might also be expelled from Gaza?

20.   Did you see any Hamas terror personnel inside Al-Shifa hospital?

21.   Have you interviewed a Hamas spokesperson inside Al-Shifa?

22.   Have you seen any rocket-launching sites in or around the vicinity of a hospital?

23.   Have you interviewed hospital staff or patients as to how they feel about their buildings being used for terror activity?

24.   Hamas’ command and control bunker is underneath Al Shifa hospital. Is this worth reporting? Have you asked to gain access to it, so you can interview Hamas commanders?

25.  French newspaper Liberation reported that Hamas’ Al Qassam offices are next to the emergency room at Shifa hospital, before deleting the article. Was the reporter right to delete the article, and will the information appear in the media at some point still?

26.   When the missile hit Al-Shati hospital where children were killed, did you see Hamas operatives collecting the debris of the fallen Palestinian rocket, as Gabriel Barbati reported? Did Barbati pick up on something you missed?

27.   Barbati prefaced his tweet by writing “Out of Gaza, far from Hamas retaliation.” Will you also report differently about Gaza when you are out of Gaza, far from Hamas retaliation?

28.   Can live journalism by reporters who are scared of retaliation from the authorities they are reporting about really count as pure journalism, or is journalism in that context fundamentally compromised?

29.   Have you seen or heard evidence of Hamas using civilians as human shields, by forcing or “encouraging” them to stay inside or enter into a building that has received a knock on the roof?

30.   Have you seen or heard evidence of Hamas storing weapons inside schools, houses, flats, mosques or hospitals?

31.   Have you interviewed Gazan residents to find out if they have – or know someone who has – a tunnel dug underneath their house? How do they feel about this?

32. Have you tried to interview any of the parents of the 160 Palestinian children who died building the terror tunnels?

33.   Have you asked Hamas spokespersons why they are setting out to murder children by firing rockets towards civilian populations?

34.   Have you interviewed any UNRWA officials about why Hamas are storing weapons in their schools, and how the weapons got there?

35.   Are you currently investigating how Hamas rockets ended up in UNRWA schools?

36.   Are you currently investigating why UNRWA returned rockets to Hamas and their police force?

37.   When Hamas breaks a ceasefire with Israel – as it has done 6 times – how easy is it to report on this from Gaza?

38.   Is there any anti-Hamas sentiment in Gaza, and how is it expressed?

39.   Were you aware that Hamas chose to execute dozens of anti-war protesters in Gaza, and did you not consider this to be worth
reporting?

40.   Is international media reporting from Gaza free from pressure and intimidation, or is there a real problem – and if so, how will you address it?

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  1. Just ten questions for Israelis (nice and easy ones):
    1 How many UN resolutions has Israel complied with?
    2 How many UN schools has the IDF hit?
    3 How many children have been killed and orphaned?
    4 How many ambulances have been hit?
    5 How much is Israel going to give to rebuild the thousands of homes it has destroyed?
    6 When is Israel going to rebuild the only power station it destroyed?
    7 Is Israel safer now?
    8 On a scale of 1 – 10 has Israel won more or fewer friends in the outside world?
    9 Are you proud or ashamed of what the IDF has achieved in the last 10 days?
    10 Has Israel shot itself in the foot?

    • Is your mother still a Goldberg? We need to know, it’s crucial for your well-informed points.

    • Here are some answers for you, Goldberg!

      1. Yeah. UN. How many times has Israel sat on a council? More importantly, Syria and China and Pakistan have sat on the Human Rights Council, while Israel isn’t allowed to sit on any councils. So, again, yeah UN.

      2. I know Hamas hit the first school.

      3. In Gaza? By Israel or Hamas? What about Syria? The orphaned there don’t bother you, huh? Why not? I thought you had this great moral compass, but apparently you don’t. You’re just full of it.

      4. Probably the same amount as those hijacked by Hamas fighters. What part don’t you get about that?

      5. Not sure yet. I’m sure something will happen. But is that really a concern for why you’re okay with Hamas shooting rockets into Israel? Fucking ridiculous.

      6. See UN schools hit by Hamas.

      7. There are 35 less tunnels that infiltrate Israeli territory.

      8. On a scale of 1-10 you are a 0 in terms of who I want as a friend.

      9. I’m actually quite proud that they have conducted themselves in such a way that whinyassed bitches like you are stomping their feet and pounding their fists to the sky. Suck it, Goldberg.

      10. Another question. If Israel keeps living, will you shoot yourself in the mouth?

  2. 1. why do the UN violate its own charter reagrading the leage of nation.
    2.. As many schools that Hamas is hiding and shooting rockets from
    3. 160 children that were digginig tunnles for Hamas. Many children who were killed by Hamas rockets. . Many children who were use by Hamas as human shields.
    4.As many ambulances who were used by Hamas millitants.
    5. Nothing. They shoudlnt have fired rockets to begin with.
    6..It is not. Same way Hamas was firing rockets at the same power station that supply some of the electricity to Gaza.
    7. yes it is safer now.
    8. This is not a game of how many friends I have this is about saving Israelis life.
    if we lost friends than so be it. with friends like that. …..
    9. i am very proud of what israel and the IDF have achived .
    10. I think it is Hamas who shot itself in the foot. Left alone all over the world. especailly over the arab world who liked what Israel was doing to them.

        • It’s not hamas dropping the bombs or firing the tank shells into the houses, schools, hospitals, beaches, and even morgues, of Gaza. You’re in denial.

          • It’s not hamas dropping the bombs or firing the tank shells into the houses, schools, hospitals, beaches,
            No they just launching rockets from the houses, schools, hospitals, and mosques full of civilians at Israeli population centers. Sadly for them and for you their ability to doing this in the future has been severely reduced.
            But I agree you are not in denial, you are desperate seeing that the IDF beat the shit out of your fascist Hamas comrades. Time to start your mourning period Freddy.
            Please be aware of the probable huge reduction of the black-eyed virgin stock and supply in Paradise so wait some more seconds with your suicide.

            • “No they just launching rockets from the houses, schools, hospitals, and mosques full of civilians at Israeli population centers. Sadly for them and for you their ability to doing this in the future has been severely reduced.”

              Sounds like you are saying there is moral equivalence between the two. On that, I would have to agree with you.

      • Freddy, what will it take for you imbeciles to get it into your thick, thick heads, that PEOPLE DIE IN WAR. Nobody has yet to invent a bomb that only kills bad guys. When a country is under an all-out attack, it attacks back. This has been a fact for the last 5000 years. Unless you’re going to count dead children in ANY OTHER WAR IN HISTORY, including about 10 happening RIGHT NOW, leave us alone, you imbecile troll.

        • Calm down, dear, hit a raw nerve have I? I am so sorry.

          “All out attack”, you say? Naturally, nobody would want to face that. So why did israel provoke the rockets in the first place? See this article from the Times of israel, in particular this quote:

          “The security sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, assessed that Hamas had probably launched the barrage in revenge for an Israeli airstrike several hours earlier which killed one person and injured three more.. Hamas hasn’t fired rockets into Israel since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November 2012.”

          http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-fired-rockets-for-first-time-since-2012-israeli-officials-say/

          • Don’t be silly. This is a website with an avowed partiality. They will easily explain away Israeli violation of it’s written committments as being the fault of someone else.
            The facts are that Israel never lived up to it’s written word and it is the one who violated the ceasefire.

          • And I could find you 10 other sources claiming the opposite. BTW, notice how you changed the subject? How does the blame game change the fact of an all-out attack on Israel? And if you want to go further back in the blame-game, again we reach the murder of the three Israeli teenagers. Begone, troll.

            • “How does the blame game change the fact of an all-out attack on Israel?”

              Because, Indybaby, it wasn’t an “all-out attack” – it was a Hamas’s response to Israeli provocation, engineered in order to be able to inflict devastation and punishment Hamas fired no rockets in 2013.

              ” And if you want to go further back in the blame-game, again we reach the murder of the three Israeli teenagers.”

              Yes, but as Micky Rosenfeld has said, that was the work of a lone rogue cell, not under Hamas direction, Whereas, the Israeli response is different.

              Sorry if you find these facts inconvenient to your narrative!

              • Rosenfeld said no such thing:

                http://bbcwatch.org/2014/07/29/the-return-of-the-bbcs-jon-donnison-and-his-tall-twitter-tales/

                … when reached by The Daily Beast on Sunday, Rosenfeld said that he had told Donnison what the Israeli government had been saying all along. “The kidnapping and murder of the teens was carried out by Hamas terrorists from the Hebron area,” he told The Daily Beast. “The security organizations are continuing to search for the murderers.”

                Donnison on Saturday said he stood by his earlier tweets. ”

                BBC Watch also contacted police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld who told us the following in relation to Donnison’s claims:

                “I said and confirmed what is known already, that the kidnapping and murder of the teens was carried out by Hamas terrorists from the Hebron area and the security organizations are continuing to search for the murderers.”

                Sorry if you find these facts inconvenient to your narrative!

                • That’s because he had let the cat out of the bag. Clearly he changed his story because someone put pressure on him.

                • Can we have an apology now “Freddy”?

                  Israel Arrests Hamas Mastermind Behind Kidnapping, Murder of Three Teens

                  Israeli security officials on Tuesday evening announced the arrest of the chief of a Hamas cell, who has confessed to organizing the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens a month-and-a-half ago.

                  Hussam Kawasma, who arranged the three-man cell which kidnapped Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel from a hitch hiking post south of Jerusalem on the night of July 12, was arrested several weeks ago.

                  He was caught trying to flee to Jordan, according to The Jerusalem Post.

                  The State Prosecutor said Kawasma told investigators that he funded, found weapons, and helped bury the bodies on land he’d recently purchased.

                  Under interrogation, Kawasma admitted that the operation, whose brutality shocked the Israeli public, received training and funding from Hamas handlers in Gaza, according to Army radio.

                  Officials said he is related to one of the kidnappers.

                  The other two cell members are still at large.

          • But Islamic jihad and other group were firing. As Hamas is controlling Gaza it is up to them to stop the fire if they really want to. It was convinient for them to let other do the shooting for them. The cowrds.

        • See also Henry Siegman:
          “Israel’s assault on Gaza.. was not triggered by Hamas’ rockets directed at Israel but by Israel’s determination to bring down the Palestinian unity government that was formed in early June, even though that government was committed to honoring all of the conditions imposed by the international community for recognition of its legitimacy.”
          http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/israel-provoked-this-war-109229.html#.U91HZfldWSq

          Doesn’t quite fit with your narrative of Israel “attacking back”, does it?

          • Well, if Henry Siegman says, who are we to argue… Troll, please learn the difference between factual reporting and analysis. Even a child understands the difference. BTW, troll, the “unity government” which now includes Hamas, has failed to honor many many commitments, including the ones they signed to after operation cast lead, regarding their armament. Troll debunked, yet again. Booya.

            • You have provided no evidence to contradict Siegman’s take on events. Wonder why that is? When the evidence runs out, all you have left in your armoury is childish name calling and telling people who disagree with you to go away.

              • One does not need evidence to refute an (unbased) personal view. Where is the fact in that statement that needs refuting? What am I to refute here? His assumptions on Israel’s motives? Again, your basic logic skills are lacking.

              • Actually, Freddy, what’s childish is believing you can come onto this website and demand to be taken seriously. Everything you’ve posted is based on conspiracies, which really means you can’t think beyond the most simplified approach of exonerating Hamas.

                Maybe you should get used to just how batshit you happen to be?

                • “Everything you’ve posted is based on conspiracies”

                  Nope. It’s based on the truth. It just happens that you wouldn’t know what the truth looked like if it was fired up your arse from an unmanned drone.

                • From Henry Siegmans page ” raised by Israel’s bombings and land invasion of Gaza: who violated the cease-fire agreement that was in place since November 2012 and whether Israel’s civilian population could have been protected by nonviolent means that would not have placed Gaza’s civilian population at risk.”

                  So what does he call 180 rockets which were fire from January to June 2014 into Israel?

          • How does the (wrong) assumption that is was a response contradicts with it being an all out attack (of more than 3000 rockets, on most of the area of Israel)? You lack basic logic skills.

            • Are you playing dumb? Or are you ACTUALLY dumb? I’m not sure. But I’ll try again (I’m a patient man). You said:

              “When a country is under an all-out attack, it attacks back. This has been a fact for the last 5000 years.”

              So you are saying: “Hamas attacked Israel; Israel needed to respond in order to defend itself”.

              This is plainly wrong, as I have demonstrated. In reality, Israel conducted mass arrests (West Bank) and attacked Gaza IN ORDER to provoke a retaliation from Hamas, which it could then respond to, knowing that Hamas would feel it necessary to hit back in order to demonstrate it was undefeated.

              • Freddy: “This is plainly wrong, as I have demonstrated. In reality, Israel conducted mass arrests (West Bank) and attacked Gaza IN ORDER to provoke a retaliation from Hamas”.

                What a clever boy you are Freddy. Did you work out the Machiavellian machinations of those scheming yids all by yourself? It must also be that the yids warped our reality by making us believe that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a cornerstone of Hamas’ ideology and that killing as many yids as possible is a religious duty of every cuddly Hamas freedom fighter, and that spending five years to dig tunnels under Israel to murder and kidnap as many Israelis as possible is just a figment of the Zionist imagination.

                • “Did you work out the Machiavellian machinations of those scheming yids all by yourself?”

                  Yawn. Look at my posts above. All the links are there, I can’t be arsed to re-post them simply because you are too lazy (or unable) to read. Oh, and your attempt at a smear is beyond pathetic but sadly predictable.

              • You forget that before the kindappping of the 3 boy since january of 2014 until the end of June there were about 180 rockets and 16 mortars being fired at Israel.

                • Sure, the Forward is better informed than the government who is dead and who not. Telltale for prime minister.
                  That`s a typical idiocy of labour propaganda abroad, furthering antisemitic conspiracy thinking of idiots who use nicks like Goldberg, Flint and others.

                • They weren’t Hamas? Hamas are the one ruling Gaza as such they are responsible as much as those who did the shooting. This was not one case or 2 this was 6 months of shooting rockets. They had enough time stoping them if they wanted to.

      • Freddy,
        No one here, and I mean no one, celebrates the deaths of innocents in war.
        Your position is that an army that goes to greater lengths than any army in the world to avoid civilian casualties under the worst circumstances while carrying out its mission is somehow devoid of conscience vis a vis the sanctity of human life.
        Before you call other people sick you really need to get an evaluation of the state of your own mental health from a qualified professional.
        BTW, the celebration of the deaths of innocents is government policy in Hamastan.

        • “Your position is that an army that goes to greater lengths than any army in the world to avoid civilian casualties under the worst circumstances while carrying out its mission is somehow devoid of conscience vis a vis the sanctity of human life.”

          I think Ban Ki Moon has a different view on the conduct of the IDF. Here he is speaking about today’s attack on a school:

          “The attack is yet another gross violation of international humanitarian law, which clearly requires protection by both parties of Palestinian civilians, UN staff and UN premises, among other civilian facilities.
          United Nations shelters must be safe zones not combat zones. The Israel Defence Forces have been repeatedly informed of the location of these sites. This attack, along with other breaches of international law, must be swiftly investigated and those responsible held accountable. It is a moral outrage and a criminal act.”

          I don’t think I’m the one who needs to see a qualified health professional, Jeff.

          • And shooting from schools and other UN facilities And booby trap an unraw clinic and digging tunnel from it is not a violation of those laws? .

            • Take it up with Ban Ki Moon, Alexa. Sounds like your argument is “if we are war criminals then so are Hamas”.

              If you want to post messages denouncing Hamas on a pro-hamas blog, be my guest. i don’t see too many people on here defending tactics like that (if indeed it is even true). But I do see plenty on here claiming that the IDF are completely innocent of all charges laid against them.

              And in reply to your earlier post (we’ve run out of space on that thread), Hamas did a pretty good job of controlling other factions (see Forward link above). The argument that because they weren’t 100% successful, then over 1800 civilians in Gaza should pay with their lives is a pretty heartless one.

              The way to reduce the number still further would have been to start talking, lift the blockade and give people some hope of a better life. Not engineer a bloodbath.

                • What does “I am taking it with you” mean? Can you try to write in comprehensible English?

                  And can’t you answer the last two paragraphs of my post?

                • Lying scoundrel, afraid of answering her question?
                  Ban Ki Moon has no balls, otherwise he would close down the section of UNRWA in Gaza, the UN front organisation of Hamas.
                  UNRWA Gaza is caught hiding weapons for Hamas, giving shelter to Hamas terrorists and providing human shields for Hamas wwhich indicates its function inside the Hamas.

                • Take it up with Ban Ki Moon, Alexa. That is what you wrote .I just change Ban Ki Moon to “YOU” is that clear enough for you?

              • Hamas did a pretty good job of controlling other factions (see Forward link above).

                What you mean is that Israel didn;t have to do anything about 180 rockets being fired at it from january – June 2014. ?
                How nice for you.
                i will need to remind you that the blockade begun after more than 1000 rockets.
                funny no answer from you regarding my post about Hamas violation of international law.

                • Read your post of 12:17 again.

                  “I’m taking it WITH you” does NOT mean the same as “I’m taking it UP WITH you”!

                  Can you really not see the difference between the two sentences? You really need to improve your English if you want to debate with the grown ups!

                  Anyway, you don’t answer the points in my posts, so why should I answer yours?

                • FreddyFlint Yes I do need to prove my English I don;t deny that. yet the subject was not English but you being unable to answer a question.

  3. I sent this to Jeremy Bowen and 2 other journalists from the BBC. As a UK taxpayer I would expect a reply but so far hasnt been forthcoming

    • That’s right Freddy. Anti-Semitism as part of Hamas ideology, which helps us understand the motivation for its behaviour, is something you can’t bear to factor into your progressive way of thinking. That’s what I call pathetic, and cowardly, and typically British in its arrogant pomposity. For what its worth.

      • If you are directing your post to me, it does help, I find, if you actually do a “reply” to one of my posts rather than to Jeremy, so that it appears in the right place. That might give me a clue as to what on earth you are talking about. Then again, given how rambling and incoherent you are, it might not.

        • Well, the clue is in the first sentence Freddy, where I mention your name. Ignoring the anti-Semitic ideology of Hamas doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist does it Freddy? But I understand that you are a product of a culture that has its own deep and sordid history of Jew hatred, and perhaps your wilful ignorance of Hamas’ eliminationist anti-Semitism sits well with the ‘progressive’ traditions that have shaped your world view.

          • Your points still don’t have anything to do with anything I have posted. My posts on this page relate to civilian casualties in the current conflict and the way in which the Israeli govt manouvred its way to war.

            The equivalent to your post would be me saying “but you’re ignoring the Likud charter” or the tenets of Revisionist Zionism etc…

            Or I could just say “I understand that you are the product of a culture that has its own deep and sordid history of Arab hatred”. See how easy that would be? But that wouldn’t move the debate very far, would it?

              • Oh Fritz, i do so enjoy your messages. I wish I had the faintest idea what you were trying to say! But you forgot to compare me to a Nazi, please try harder next time!

                • Two times you were already caught lying, scoundrel, so you are just an average antisemite, faking and lying. W`ll see to your development.

            • civilian casualties reported by Hamas. There lies the problem the fact that for them everyone who is killed is a civilian by their own admission.

            • Freddy: “Or I could just say “I understand that you are the product of a culture that has its own deep and sordid history of Arab hatred”.

              Yes Freddy, you can say a lot of things, but your inability to distinguish between your visceral prejudice and historical reality only highlights your pompous idiocy.

              You have lost the thread of your own argument old bean, my initial comment to you was in response to the anti-Semitic tropes you deploy to explain the reasons for the current conflict, while ignoring the ideological basis of Hamas’ uncompromising hatred of Israel, which in my opinion, is a reflection of your own hostility to Jews and their struggle for national liberation.

              • Nothing antisemitic about anything I have posted. It’s in your head. You like many (but not all) posters on here just fall back on that tired old cliche the moment you run out of decent argument. It’s like a kid saying “well, I’m going to take my ball and go home then”. Grow up if you want to be taken seriously.

                As for the other insults: listen mate, it’s water off a ducks back – just confirms to me that you’ve lost the argument and I’ve got under your skin. So much the better.

                • Freddy: “just confirms to me that you’ve lost the argument and I’ve got under your skin”.

                  Yes Freddy, you have won the argument by ignoring the inconvenient truths I put to you, and can claim first prize for obstinate stupidity. Your inability to identify, acknowledge or condemn the anti-Semitism inherent in Hamas’ ideology shows you are morally and intellectually bankrupt, and unqualified to make accurate judgements about the reasons for the current conflict. But never underestimate the pulling power of your hissy fits, it’s for your entertainment value that I’m still here.

          • I can’t reply below because we ran out of space, but you say “it’s for your entertainment value that I’m still here”

            Oh Groovy, looks like we’re made for each other!! That’s exactly how I feel too! Shall we go on a date? Lots of love, Freddy XXX.

  4. Since Mr. Flint believes that Hamas is justified, someone should take him and his family and sit them down in some border town in Israel and we will see what he thinks then. What his real problem is that not enough Israelis have been killed. What a nice guy.

    • “What his real problem is that not enough Israelis have been killed. What a nice guy.”

      Perhaps you can show me where i said that? That’s right, I didn’t, because I don’t think that.

      My problem is that a lot of Palestinian civilians are being killed. I have stated this a number of times.

        • What about the UN? The journalists who have seen scores of bodies of kids lying in the morgues. Are they making it up? Are all their pictures fake?

            • All 300+ of them? Like the ones killed yesterday at the school, which even the IDF admitted and which Ban Ki Moon condemned as a criminal act? Or the boys on the beach? I could go on, and on, sadly, but with you it’s like talking to a brick wall. Maybe you could show some evidence that all of these incidents were caused by Hamas rockets?

              • The boys on the beach who reporter admitted Hamas fired from on several occasions before . The school there was no shooting at the school itself there was a shooting at a motorcycle in the road near the school . I could go on and on .Did Ban Ki moon said aynthing about the Unraw clinic which had a tunnel inside and which was booby trapped? 300+ ? you mean Hamas numbers? sorry that is not a relialbe source. Journalists are afraid to report the truth. UN ? is a joke. they are lying just like they were lying in 2008.

                • It’s more than 400 kids now and many hundreds more civilians. So you’re saying that everyone is lying: the UN, all the aid agencies, the journalists from different countries and different newspapers, the TV crews. Effectively, its all just a big conspiracy against the little guy, right?

                  I know that you don’t believe what you’re saying. Nobody could be that delusional!

                  Maybe you’re just trying to make me annoyed? It’s not working: I actually find it pretty funny to read your nonsense! It shows what happens when people have to keep scraping the barrel.

                • Where do you think those organziations take their numbers from ?
                  They are lying just like they did in Cast lead. Hamas admitted they were all lying when a year later he confessed that at least half of the dead where its millitants,.
                  Hamas gave the instruction to call any one who was killed a civialian . So no wonder so many were killed.

  5. Why wouldn’t you ask the same of reporters in Israel given it operates under military censorship? No platitudes about how open Israel is doesn’t cut it.

    • The Israeli reporters are free to report anything that is outside the IDF censorship(usually death of soldiers before notice to the family) , Foreign reporters in Israel are actually reporting whatever they want.
      As been said by too few of non Israeli reporters , the Operation was reported as one side is using Tanks and Airplanes (with HD images) and the other side are all civilians , there are no Armed men in Gaza, only civilians.

      That is the lie the international media is reporting.

  6. I think that international journalists should ask themselves those questions , its amazing how UK newspapers are blind to the onesideness of their reporting ..
    What is killing the IDF soldiers? who is shooting the RPG’s ? who is firing the rockets? there is no real reporting from Gaza .
    They can claim anything they want , but they are not reporting the situation they are trying to create it.