Israeli air force strikes Gaza, 8 wounded
Note the headline has no context. Those evil Israelis are just randomly bombing Gaza and wounding people.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Officials in Israel and Gaza say Israeli aircraft have carried out retaliatory airstrikes in the territory after militants launched rockets into Israel.
The airstrikes are “retaliatory.” Not justified. They use a word that makes Israel look vengeful. There is also no context that the missiles have been launched at Israel on 20 of the first 40 days of the year. That’s right, on the average of every other day, Gazans are firing missiles into Israel. The AP does not note the missile attacks unless someone in Israel is hurt or killed. Or unless Israel launches “retaliatory” airstrikes.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya says the airstrikes overnight lightly wounded eight Palestinians. He says one strike set fire to a Health Ministry medicine warehouse in northern Gaza.
Yes, we have the “Israel didn’t hit a military target” line, which is what the Palestinian spokesliars always use, and which the media always repeate uncritically. Here we also have the named Palestinian spokesperson. There is no named spokesperson from Israel, which is apparently AP policy. Note the use, as usual, of quoting, “Israel’s military”:
Israel’s military said Wednesday that the strikes were in response to the firing of five rockets and mortars into Israel on Tuesday. The military said aircraft targeted a tunnel and two other sites used by militants.
Lastly, we have the boilerplate untruths that the AP accepts at face value.
The Hamas militants who rule Gaza have largely refrained from attacking Israel since Israel’s Gaza offensive two years ago. But smaller groups continue to fire rockets and mortars.
If Hamas doesn’t want rockets to fly into Israel, then rockets do not fly into Israel. I know this, the AP writers know this, Hamas knows this, and Israel knows this. But here’s the thing about our so-called objective media: If a group says it is not violent, therefore, it is not violent. (cf: Muslim Brotherhood)
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