Three days ago a Palestinian was shot in an exclusion zone near the security fence between Gaza and Israel.

The BBC made a lot of noise about that ‘breach of the ceasefire’ as they put it…and it is still, three days later, on the website.

Gaza crisis: Palestinian ‘shot dead near border’

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers close to the Gaza border, Palestinian officials say.
It is the first reported killing since the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel came into force on Wednesday evening.


What isn’t on the site is this story which tells you why the Israelis might not be so keen for Palestinians to be anywhere near the fence…and the BBC know the event happened..as Jon Donnison has Tweeted it, interesting use of ‘targeted’ though:
Jon Donnison ?@JonDonnison
MT @AvitalLeibovich Today, a Pal man infiltrated from #Gaza, broke into a house & stabbed a woman there. Targeted by #IDF soldiers at scene

Here is a report from Israel National News

Soldiers killed a suspected Gaza terrorist early Monday after he broke into a Jewish home and stabbed a girl before fleeing.
The IDF discovered a hole in the nearby Gaza security fence, and footprints from the area matched the shoes of the intruder, who had escaped to the Moshav Sde Avraham’s greenhouses after he tried to kill the girl.
Soldiers caught up with him and tried to arrest him, and then shot and killed him when he tried to escape.
The wounded girl is in fair condition. She was stabbed in her family’s home in Moshav Sde Avraham, originally named Yesodot HaDarom.


Never mind the Jews, the BBC though are still keen for you to know how the Gazans have suffered:

Aleem Maqbool reports:

Egyptian mediators have begun separate talks with Hamas and Israel to work out details of a ceasefire agreed last week that ended eight days of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

But it has come at a heavy price for other Gazans. People are still dying of the injuries sustained during the war.

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  1. pounce says:

    The bBC, defending Islamic terrorists is their mission statement


  2. Jim Dandy says:

    Where did the BBC say it was a ‘breach of the ceasefire’?


  3. deegee says:

    Maqbool finishes off with It would be hard for many here to ever see what happened as a victory. It is essential for peace to continue as long as possible that many don’t see it as a victory!

    Would he have altered his report when he heard of the Palestinian who slipped over the border and tried to knife a woman? I doubt it.

    BTW He still refers to an Israeli strike as killing members of Jihad Mashhrawi, even though valid doubts have been shown about that theory. No Palestinian sources say it was an Israeli strike not a Gazan rocket misfire or shrapnel from exploding Gazan munitions then?


  4. CORNDOGG says:

    If you look at the dates, these are clearly different cases. The bbc story was published on the 23rd and is reported as the first shooting since the ceasefire began a week today. That’s last friday. The Israeli news was published on Monday and talks about the Girl being shot ‘early on monday’. That’s on monday.

    A simple fact check could have stopped you from publishing a story insane enough to trust Israeli government propaganda over the BBC


  5. wallygreeninker says:

    It has damn all to do with the timing: there is a security wall between Israel and the West Bank Arabs because the latter contain a permanent reservoir of jihadi wishing to cross over into Israel and kill or terrorise. For this reason, the Gazans are only allowed to cross at check points to try and ensure that nobody armed or dangerous gets through. The example of the girl being stabbed shows that the Israelis are perfectly correct to enforce such a procedure.
    “According to the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, 887 (78 percent) of the 1,137 Israelis killed in Arab terrorist attacks from September 2000–2005 were civilians.Another 8,341 Israelis were wounded during this period, and 5,676 were civilians while 2,665 were security forces. The majority of casualties have been caused by suicide bombings, though Israelis have been killed by planted bombs, shootings, stonings, stabbings, lynchings, rockets, and other methods of attack.”
    wiki (civilian casualties in the second intifada)
    But then your reference to “Israeli government propaganda” shows precisely where you are coming from.