Baseball Cats And Dead Palestinians
I have post up over on Rabble looking at Irish mainstream media’s deliberate ignorance and downplaying of Israeli state violence perpetrated against Palestinians, here’s an excerpt:
The Israeli human rights monitoring group B’Tselem said that there was “grave suspicion that the killing was wilful”, while Amnesty called the shootings part of a “pattern of unlawful killings by the Israeli forces in the West Bank”.
The fact that the killings were recorded has forced even the UN and US to call, separately, for investigations of the incident.
Not that one would be aware of any of this from a casual look at the Irish media – print, broadcast or online. Only two stories have appeared, both wire reports; one on the RTE website and one in the print edition of the Irish Times.
This is the sum total coverage of an incident where Israeli forces are caught, on camera, snuffing out the lives of two Palestinian children who posed no threat.
Still, those reports that did appear are worth taking a few minutes to deconstruct, for they reveal much about the (mis)reportage of the Palestine-Israel issue in the mainstream Irish media.
You can read the full post by clicking here.