Thursday, July 17, 2014

Is it Rocket Science?

Whenever the ms media report on the latest Israeli wilding in Gaza, they always focus on the number of rockets fired by the Palestinian resistance at Israeli targets, and even then can't always agree on it. Here is yesterday's count in the Australia press:

"... militants in Gaza have pounded the south and centre of the country with about 715 rockets since fighting began on July 8, an army spokeswoman said." (Fleeing civilians ignore Hamas edict, Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters/AFP/MCT/Sydney Morning Herald, 16/7/14)

"Hamas has fired about 1000 rockets at Israel in the past week..." (Israel accepts ceasefire plan, Isabel Kershner, The New York Times/AFP/ Sydney Morning Herald, 16/7/14)

"While Hamas has fired about 1000 missiles at Israel..." (Hamas fighters reject truce deal, John Lyons, The Australian, 16/7/14)

One thing our Middle East correspondents never do, however, is bother the Israelis for a count of Israeli shells and missiles lobbed into, or fired at, targets in Gaza.

I mean, it can't be rocket science, can it?

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