Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Guardian continues to ignore escalation in southern Israel

CiF Watch
22 December '10

Since the publication last week of CiF Watch’s special report on the situation in southern Israel, further escalation has occurred, but a search on CiF’s Middle East section – as well as the Guardian’s World News, Israel, page – this morning shows a total absence of any attempt whatsoever to inform Guardian readers of these significant changes.

Yesterday, Israeli media outlets buzzed with the news that Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi had reported that two weeks earlier a Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missile had been used against IDF forces patrolling the border with Gaza for the first time. This is the same type of missile which was used by Hizbollah against Israeli tanks in the second Lebanon war of 2006 and which is thought to have been supplied by Syria.

On the morning of Tuesday, December 21st, catastrophe was narrowly averted when a Kassam rocket exploded near a kindergarten in a kibbutz close to the Gaza border just as the children were arriving. We are, of course, grimly familiar with this tactic of targeting educational establishments at crucial times of the day as used so often by the terrorists in Gaza for many years now.

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