It is a question I was confronted with today. You see, the article ‘Israel Gaza conflict: Gazan officials say Sunday was ‘deadliest day’’ (at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57138996), it is the foundation of questions that I have had with a lot of media for the longest of times, but now I am asking the BBC this. Even though there are questions, I have to accept that some of the texts are calling for ‘feelings’ in the readers. Even as I still have questions regarding the initial hours from Israel, the larger station is ignored It starts with “Israel’s army say Palestinian militants have fired more than 3,000 rockets at Israel over the past week”, that implies an additional set of containers (making it 15 forty foot containers) all with Qasam missiles. So how did they get there? Then we get “Lynn Hastings, UN deputy special co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the BBC that she had appealed to Israeli authorities to allow the UN to bring in fuel and supplies but was told it was not safe”, in this, we see he needs of Lynn Hastings for the limelight, but in all this, if Hamas has money for 3,000 missiles, why would they need fuel and supplies? Did they not cover that for a long stretch armed conflict, or did they rely on the media to propagate the crying children to take care of that? In addition, when we see “The tunnels’ collapse caused the houses above to collapse as well, leading to unintended civilian casualties”, did Hamas not anticipate all these tunnels to impact the buildings above? We saw that ‘evidence’ in 1969 in the movie Paint your wagon, a movie with Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The only musical with a singing Clint Eastwood.
And the media, when we see the text with “Rescuers in Gaza have spent much of the day searching through the debris of the strikes” whilst we see people with a red bear, all clean, no dust, no debris and in a stage that it has a decoration over its heart, I will ask questions, it is clear propaganda for Hamas, with the hope of ‘Awww, the children’, all whilst no one is asking questions on the 3,000 missiles, how they got there, how they were distributed and stored and how come no one is looking into Iran in all this? We get it that Israel is not innocent, we get it that Israel is angry, but is that not in part of what the media is doing? When it is ignoring questions out in the open, when it propagate for digital revenue and makes the flammable articles, we do see the need to ask questions. In this I am actually surprised that BBC is becoming part of all this that is the larger issue and if we do not take notice, we tend to get exactly what we deserve.