The tents at a UN children's summer camp were burned? The Director of a UN children's summer camp was threatened? Pshaw! That's not important, right? Who cares if several hundred children might be in danger later this summer, or if the head of the UN children's summer camp is killed?
No wonder none of the other news agencies covered this story.
After all, they wouldn't want to make the terrorists in Gaza look like the terrorists in Gaza!
No way--especially when the manufactured news story about the "Friendship Flotilla" heading toward Gaza to "break the blockade" will be hitting Thursday.
The news agencies don't want to pollute that story with anything as unseemly as facts! If they did that, there wouldn't be an outpouring of outrage against Israel--and isn't that the point of all this?
I wish the news reports would recognize how badly they are being manipulated by these arabs, but they won't see what they don't want to see.
The news reporters seem to think that the stories coming out of Israel are just too complex for people to understand, so it is easier if they simplify them down to "the poor palestinians" -vs- "the powerful evil Israelis."
And, of course, they are fully supported in this position by the stories they are spoon-fed by the arabs, and by the demands of their editors to report only the stories that show conflict between arabs and Jews.
Reporting conflict between arabs and arabs, or arabs and international organizations would just muddy the water and make everyone confused.
Besides, right now, hating Israel (and Jews, by extension) is in fashion. All the important people are doing it, and the newsies don't want to be out of fashion!!
So, they explain away their obvious bias against Israel as simply "a simplification" to "clarify" the situation for their audience.
They prune back stories that can't support the "arabs -vs- Jews" scenario, and this story, a story about a terrorist group threatening the head of a UN Children's camp, just doesn't fit the mold.
Who cares if a few hundred kids might be killed, right? If it happens, then it will just be another "breaking story" for them to cover.
I'm sure they will find an angle to blame Israel if anything happens, right? After all, aren't they paid to make the news clear and understandable for their audience?
Gaza Terrorists Attack UN Children’s Camp, Warn Aid Director
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Gaza terrorists raided a United Nations beachside children’s summer camp Sunday and left death threat warnings for John Ging, the head of U.N. Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) Gaza operations. The attack was reported by the Associated Press but was ignored by most major local and foreign newspapers and web sites. No children were at the camp, which is to open in three weeks.
“We were shocked by this painful attack,” Adnan Abu Hasna, UNRWA spokesman said at a press conference. Hamas condemned the pre-dawn attack by black-masked terrorists who entered in jeeps and tied the hands of a guard. They damaged eight tents, burning several of them, and torched several plastic water tanks. The terrorists also left behind three bullets next to a written threat to kill Ging and other United Nations officials.
The Ahrar Islamic terrorist group took responsibility for the raid. That group and several other organizations even more extreme than Hamas have charged that the United Nations ruins Muslim values by teaching secular subjects and allowing boys and girls to mingle together. Hamas and other terrorist groups also have attacked Internet cafes, Christian institutions and music stores since the Hamas coup four years ago that resulted in the group's total control over Gaza.
Most newspapers, while ignoring the attack, published U.N. claims that most of the damage sustained from the Operation Cast Lead last year has not been repaired. The international agency blamed Israel for the state of affairs, charging that the partial closing of Gaza crossings has prevented needed materials from reaching the region.
The United Nations and news agencies continue to describe the situation at Gaza crossings as a “blockade” despite daily shipments of hundreds of tons of humanitarian and other aid. Israel closed the crossings to commercial traffic after Hamas kidnapped Israeli solider Gilad Shalit nearly four years ago.
Attempts by the IDF to reopen the crossings were thwarted by Hamas terrorist attacks on trucks and personnel bringing aid to Gaza residents. The de facto Hamas government in Gaza has been accused of preferring that the crossings stay closed so it can reap profits from the tunnel smuggling system along the border with Egypt. (IsraelNationalNews.com)