Thursday, March 06, 2008

Palestine 7, Israel 106

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Gunmen kill seven in Israel raid
At least seven people have been killed by gunmen who are reported to have infiltrated and attacked a Jewish seminary in West Jerusalem.
Oh my god. In the last week Israel have murdered 106 people, over half of which were civilians, and the rest suspected militants. Unfortunately these suspected militants wont get much of a fair trial due to being dead. But 7 Israeli's are killed and OH MY GOD! BBC TOP STORY! A JEW HAS DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY!

Makes me fucking sick.


Jim Bliss said...

And The Guardian went so far as to describe it as a "dramatic escalation" in the conflict. Which is only true in a very very narrow sense indeed.

At the same time though; anyone who bursts into a college and starts indiscriminately murdering people is clearly to be both condemned and opposed. The problem is not the media condemnation of this act, it is the lack of an equivalent condemnation when the violence is perpetrated by the other side.

And on top of all that, it needs to be recognised that the man who carried out this attack will have done so full in the knowledge that the most likely consequence of his actions would be a heavy-handed response by the IDF. Indeed, that will have been one of his conscious objectives.

I find the whole situation very very sad.

anarki said...

I see your point, and I have to try so hard to remain neutral and not "pick sides" as it where, but I feel that when the media fail to adequately report the death of a hundred Palestinians, and then give 2 days of top story coverage to the murder of 8 Israeli students, it's obvious who I'm going to feel more sympathetic towards.

It is indeed hard to believe that whoever was reponsible for this attack would not anticipate the ramifactions and subsequent revenge attacks from Israel, but equally hard to understand why they would do it on purpose knowing that that would be the outcome.

It is indeed a very sad situation but I think it could be helped by the West taking a more neutral stance rather than what seems to be unblinking support for Israel and condemnation for Palestine.