16 September '10
Coverage in the broadsheets today has addressed the news of increased violence emanating from Gaza, including reports that two of the 10 rockets launched at Israel from the strip on Tuesday carried phosphorous warheads.
Articles in The Independent, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph all reported the use of the phosphorous shells which were fired into the Eshkol region but none of the articles led with this point. The Times, Financial Times and the BBC News website failed to mention it.
When Israel used phosphorous in Gaza in 2009, it was headline news in the British broadsheets, with The Times claiming to have broken the story and Israel facing accusations of war crimes. Yet today’s scant coverage in the media about Gaza’s use of phosphorous against Israel did not contain any reference to war crimes.
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