Before reading the folllowing fisk, please Download israeli-children.pps this file and view, for a moment of reflection and pain before continuing on. This was sent to me from the HR mission at Honest Reporting.
Yup, Hamas is attacking Israel, this after the Palestinian rockets hit Israel. Nothing new I know. Noteworthy is how the Mainstream Media is twisting the story - Israel as the aggressor. I fisk in lilac italics;
Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Hamas
AP via Yahoo! News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 2:01 PM PDT
Israel launched a "crushing" [note the word - "crushing" - have you ever seen them use that word when describing attacks against Israel?- Atlas] retaliation Saturday against Hamas in Gaza with deadly airstrikes, troops massed at the border and a planned ground incursion after militants fired 35 rockets [sounds pretty "crushing" to me - and actually it was 39 (but who's counting right?) UNPROVOKED rockets, this just after Gaza withdrawal mind you - Atlas] at Israeli towns in their first [uh excuuuuuuuse me, FIRST? This after numerous attacks on Israel - Atlas] major attack since the Gaza pullout. [Good Ole Jew hating AP -Atlas]
Israel to resume targeted assassinations-source
Reuters via Yahoo! News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 1:39 PM PDT
Israel will resume targeted assassinations of Palestinian militants, an emergency meeting of ministers decided on Saturday, according to a source who took part in the meeting. [WTF? Reuters making up stories now? What source? Am I to believe a high level Israeli insider is trusting Reuters? Believe that and I have some coastline I'd like to sell you in New Orleans - Atlas]
Israel launches strikes on Gaza Strip following Palestinian
Knight Ridder via Yahoo! News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 1:09 PM PDT
JERUSALEM - Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to renewed rocket attacks by Palestinian militants on nearby Israeli communities.
[This is a fair description, mental note - write Knight Ridder and thank them - Atlas]
Hamas and Israel Clash, Raising Tensions in Gaza Israel Vows 'Crushing' Response to Attacks Israel launches further air strike near north Gaza Israel fires missiles on Gaza following rocket attacks Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Hamas
Israel, Hamas On Verge Of Battle Why is this so important? Because this is where all the news outlets the world over get their news (from your locals newspapers and TV stations all the way up the media food chain). UPDATE: 5:07 PM and another headline we love to hate............what up with the "selling out"?
New York Times Sat, 24 Sep 2005 7:54 AM PDT
JERUSALEM, Sept. 24 - Israeli ground forces gathered near the border of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, and Israel's defense minister threatened a forceful response after an overnight rocket barrage by the Islamic faction Hamas. [What CLASH? Hamas attacked Israel! What CLASH?- Atlas]
AP via Yahoo! News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 5:56 AM PDT
Israel ordered ground forces to the Gaza border Saturday and threatened a "crushing" response after Israeli towns were hit by the first major Hamas rocket barrage from the coastal territory since Israel's pullout two weeks earlier. [Note the headline - "vows crushing" - the story is Hamas attacked Israel with 39 rockets but the headline is about what Israel may or may not do. The headline hasn't even happened. - Atlas]
Reuters via Yahoo! News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 2:43 AM PDT
The Israeli air force launched a further air strike on Saturday near the northern Gaza Strip on an open field used by militants to fire rockets into Israel, the army said.[Note the word "further" from our friends at Al
Jizz Rooters. Further? The actual story is Israel finally responded to numerous unprovoked attacks after disengaging. What further?- Atlas]
AFP via Yahoo! News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 2:17 AM PDT
Israel launched its first air strikes on the Gaza Strip since its historic pullout from the territory following a deluge of militant rocket attacks endangering hopes of a new era in Middle East peace. [Fair account - shocking considering this is from the French state run (practically) news agency, I think this is a first. Although I would be derelict if I did not mention the sardonic "new era of Peace", when the Palis/Jihadists have done NOTHING to bring about a new era of anything but death to Israel - Atlas]
ABC News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 1:52 PM PDT
Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Hamas in Gaza Strip After Militants Fire at Israeli Towns [good ole ABC News - home of the long biased Peter Jennings school of anti-semitism. This headline says it all. How dishonest and disgusting - Atlas]
CBS News Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:30 AM PDT
Hamas is calling for its militants to attack Israel to avenge Israel's killing of at least two Hamas militants in a missile strike. That came after a 39-rocket barrage on Israeli towns.
[Once again SeeBullShit News? "On verge of battle". Uh Uh......Israel was attacked numerous times. What would you have them do - die? Uh, don't answer that - Atlas]
To the antisemitic Mainstream media I say Shame on you, don't ask for whom the bell tolls............
CNN.com Sun, 25 Sep 2005 7:59 AM PDT
In raids across the West Bank overnight, Israel Defense Forces arrested at least 206 "wanted Palestinians," an IDF spokeswoman told CNN on Sunday[This is good news, in my mind's eye, but notice how CNN puts wanted Palestinians in quotes? Insinuating what? That the Israelis arrested law abiding citizens for no reason? I notice they don't put "crushing" in quotes when referring to potential Israeli retaliation. Why then "wanted terrorists"? Israel has never been guilty of arresting innocents as opposed to say Syria, Iran, etc. More bias..........Atlas]
Israel Vows 'Crushing' Response to Attacks
Israel launches further air strike near north Gaza
Israel fires missiles on Gaza following rocket attacks
Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Hamas
Israel, Hamas On Verge Of Battle
Why is this so important? Because this is where all the news outlets the world over get their news (from your locals newspapers and TV stations all the way up the media food chain).
UPDATE: 5:07 PM
and another headline we love to hate............what up with the "selling out"?
UPDATE 8:50 pm
Meanwhile, under the rain of rockets tikun olam (repair the world) continues apace. Why is it you never read about these things?
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