Some Unmentionable Matters

Yesterday ‘Elder of Ziyon’ reported ‘Hamas’ interior minister’s sick daughter airlifted by Israel to Jordan.’ We have to go to Islamic Jihad’s organ ‘Palestine Today’ to read a transcendental Google Translation of the tale because Fathi Hammad was feeling a bit shy. He feared the story wouldn’t go down very well at home.

“Sources in Gaza yesterday that the situation of girls has improved. In addition, it imposed stringent controls in the sector did not put any details about the case in the media.

Maariv quoted the Fatah men in Gaza, said Hamas leaders would be in big embarrassment in the wake of the event, because the talk is going for Israel permission to help a man great enthusiasm.”

The BBC version of this story also needs a translation. Their version seems to say:

Israel’s blockade of Gaza puts residents’ health at risk. Israel only allowed this child to leave after special pleading from Jordan’s King Abdullah ll.

Elder of Ziyon fills in the gaps that an unbiased BBC would have provided:

“- Israel regularly allows Gazans to be treated at Israeli hospitals.

– In 2009, Israel allowed over 10,000 Gazans to come to Israel for medical purposes.

– Another 10,000 Gazans exited the Strip for other reasons.

– An Israeli medical clinic that was built specifically for Gazans injured in Operation Cast Lead was closed down when Hamas refused to allow any residents to get treated there.

– Hamas has methodically taken over all the medical associations in Gaza since seizing power, replacing doctors if their political views weren’t deemed to be pro-Hamas enough.

– Hamas has used Gaza hospitals and ambulances to transport and protect its own militants

It seems that the BBC has a narrative about Gaza and it will only mention the facts that it deems relevant to pushing that narrative. It just so happens that this narrative has nothing bad to say about Hamas and everything bad to say about Israel.”

Commenter Zvi has carried out a systematic study of BBC bias against Israel, and he hopes the BBC will read his comment, and change. But he doubts it.

H/T Biodegradable: Open Thread.

Red Nose =Red face

The BBC raises stacks of dosh with their Comic Relief campaign. In the last six years it has donated £1,687,918 to War on Want.
War on Want was behind the invasion of the Barbican’s Waitrose by a gaggle of anti-Israel protesters. WoW seems to have turned into a highly politicised anti-Zionist organisation, not a charity. If you donated to Comic Relief you might have inadvertently funded some of those Free Palestine tee-shirts. See RichardMillet’s blog.