Thursday, July 21, 2005


London Lies

UK Indymedia reports:Israeli settlers kill Palestinian child.
They said the 12-year-old was ambushed by several settlers near his home at Qaryot village outside the Palestinian-ruled city of Nablus. He was stabbed 11 times, medics said. Palestinians who seek statehood in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have complained of frequent harrassment and attacks by settlers during 4-1/2 years of fighting.
The poster then states:
It seems that Jewish extremists are as big a bunch of scum as Muslim ones.

Except this murder won't make the front page.

But if a gang of Palestinians knifed a Jewish boy 11 times .....?
Let's analyze why it would not make the front page... Perhaps because it never happened? A followup comment links to subsequent news which states
A Palestinian boy was stabbed to death Wednesday in what was likely a brawl between rival clans in the West Bank.
Police received a report from Palestinians about the stabbing, and the youth, Yazan Mohammed Mussa, 12, was taken to a hospital in Nablus, where he died. Doctors said he had been stabbed 11 times.

The circumstances of the killing were not immediately clear and Palestinians initially claimed the boy was stabbed during a violent clash with settlers. The boy's father blamed settlers but said he was unable to identify them for certain.

Later, however, senior Palestinian figures told Israel Defense Forces figures the boy was likely murdered within the context of a clan feud.
A major case of being taken out of "context" huh? This clearly indicates two things:

Firstly, that Palestinians were a little too quick to blame things on Israel, in this case a blood-libel, and secondly, that Indymedia is only too happy to help.

Two final comments ask:
I wonder how long this post will be allowed to stay up before it is either removed (not hidden) or edited. Can Indymedia tolerate a report which shows how those reporting from Israel / Palestine are routingly writing reports biased against Israel.
Well - the first report was highly inaccurate and insulting - I think an apology is due to the Jewish Scum from the idiot that wrote it.
Tellingly, there was no response from the original author or action by UK Indymedia.

I hope my seeking journalistic integrity and honesty isn't further proof for some loonies that I am an "obsessive Zionist".

This is also my third post today regarding UK Indymedia. This time, a blood-libel against Jews.

I wonder if UK Indymedia qualifies for its own local indymedia watch franchise? Ireland Indymedia already has one.

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