"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What is Israel hiding in Gaza?

(All photos from Rene)

Despite the order of the Israeli Supreme Court to open Gaza to journalists, the IDF has yet to do so.
Earlier this week the IDF agreed to allow eight journalists into Gaza itself, but the army is still not coming through on its promise despite the increasing pressure.
This pressure on Israel to open the area to reporters will only increase as more and more "top line" journalists flood into the area. People like
CNN's Christiane Amanpour, the producers of NBC television's "Meet the Press" and Bob Simon of CBS' "60 Minutes." But so far, the IDF is not cooporating nor are they obeying orders from the Supreme Court to do so. And, of course, it benefits Israel to have these journalists only report from the Israeli perspective.
Keeping the foreign journalists in Israel, sources say, is good for Israel's image because the media is experiencing the war from the Israeli side. As soon as the IDF gets a hold in the Strip, it is expected that the IDF Spokesman will let Israeli and foreign journalists in with the army. For the time being, the only presence documenting events is the spokesman's office.
The brutality of this invasion is being hidden from the world by the war-mongers running Israel. Sympathy for the Palestinian cause will only grow as a result of this aggressive and illegal move.

1 comment:

Thinking....... said...

They are hiding much more then we think.They are using illegal weapons and targeting schools. Two to date are UN schools among others they have targeted. They have targeted and international Media building as well. Not only do they want to keep out the International Journalists from around the world, they want to also destroy the media on the inside of Gaza. They are also targeting hospitals inside Gaza.
They also killed about 60 people in a home they forced over a 100 people into.
The Short version:
Wael, 39, another survivor, said as many as 100 members of the clan crowded into his single-storey home with strict orders from the Israeli soldiers not to move.
Another survivor, Hilmi al Samouni, 26, said that when the Israeli soldiers ordered the 100 or so family members into one place they confiscated their mobile phones.
Three teenage members of the family – Walid, Moussa and Imad – were taken away for questioning by the Israeli army while the remainder waited anxiously without adequate food or water until night fell and fighting intensified outside.
They thought they had survived the night when at 6.35am on Monday the house was suddenly hit by a shell that brought the roof down. It was then hit again and again.