Sunday, January 04, 2009

Questions about Israeli utube propaganda strike...

The chilling utube video I just posted HERE is one you may have seen on television a few days ago. It was released by the Israeli propaganda machine which claimed it showed 'rockets being loaded onto a Hamas truck' .

The Israelis vapourised the truck - and all those around it - with one of their ‘precision’ missiles.

But guess what?

Now the BBC website is reporting on new evidence that suggests the ‘rockets’ may have been nothing more than oxygen tanks, and that this one Israeli attack may have killed eight Palestinian civilians.

A Gaza trucker has now apparently produced the charred oxygen tanks which he says he and his family were moving after his neighbour’s had been bombed by the Israelis.

The Israelis exploited their apparent propaganda coup by putting the video of their handiwork on u-tube, attracting more than a quarter of a million hits so far.

Let me be clear: I don’t know whether the Israelis destroyed Hamas rockets or innocent oxygen tanks.

And I don’t expect the Israelis will be impressed with the alternative view of their air-strike…

But I do wonder how many of the world’s media which lapped up the Israeli video will now revisit the the interests of balance, you understand.

The truth is that few broadcasters will want to admit that they may have been sucked in by the Israeli propaganda machine. It's on the BBC website, but not sure if even the BBC have actually broadcast an update in view of the new claims from Gaza.

So don’t hold your breath…

Apologies for posting my comments separate from the video - for some reason, the ability to post comments with the video has been removed.

I can't think why, can you?

1 comment:

Airborne said...

Saw the same video, they were Chinese 107mm rockets, i have had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of them, courtesy of your party.