120 Invisible Rockets

21 06 2012

If you have to explain the punchline of a joke, it probably isn’t funny. That is Israel’s second problem when they are attacked with 120+ rockets in three days. The first problem is that the Western media did not cover it. I watched several major news channels in the US over the three days with not even the slightest report. This is how 120 rockets in three days become invisible.

But back to the second problem for Israel. When three days go by without proper news coverage, it is easy to blur the cause of the outbreak. That is where my analogy of needing to explain a joke applies. Hamas is able to claim that Israel is the aggressor simply because there is no timeline established. This week’s attacks started with a terrorist attack over the border from Egypt’s Sinai into Israel that killed one worker in Israel. Only then did Israel defend itself by a counter attack into Gaza. Without proper press coverage, Hamas makes claims that Israel started it, forcing Israel into “explaining the punchline”.

Then, the international media has a field day reporting Israel’s action without context. Now Israel again has to “explain the punchline”. Reuters offers a classic example of my point. After virtually no coverage in the two previous days, they finally have this headline and story on Wednesday: “Israel Kills 2 Gazans as fighting enters third day”. The story tells of Israel killing them as they are riding a motorcycle, as if they were just out for a drive. You have to keep reading five paragraphs into the story to hear that they were the ones who killed the Israeli worker on Monday. The story says 20 rockets were fired on Wednesday when the actual number was 70. They fail to mention the total of 120+ rockets since Monday’s incident provoked Israel’s defensive response, as reported by The Times of Israel site. Here is another example from Reuters (Thanks to Elder of Ziyon)

Another example comes from the BBC, reported in the Israel Hayom news site.

BBC: Hamas admits Gaza child was killed by Palestinian rocket Palestinians first blame Tuesday’s death on Israel Air Force strike, but a Hamas official later attributes incident to Palestinian rocket fire • Despite this credible report, Chinese and French media report child died in “mysterious” blast.

A Hamas official has admitted to the BBC that a Gaza child killed on Tuesday died as a result of Palestinian rocket fire, and not from an Israeli strike. While this is not the first time Gazans have been killed by misfired Palestinian munitions, the admission, made to BBC Gaza and West Bank Correspondent Jon Donnison, is unusual in its rarity.

Please click here to see the official graph of rocket attacks from Gaza since the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. Since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, terrorists have fired over 8,000 rockets into Israel. Over one million Israelis are currently under threat of rocket attacks. The graph is from the IDF site.

Yehovah lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. It is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man. Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Yehovah, among the Gentiles, and sing praises to Your name. Great deliverance He gives to His king, and shows mercy to His anointed, to David and his descendants forevermore. Psalm 18:46-50

Let us pray this Psalm for Israel’s deliverance in the name the God of Israel, Yehovah, and in the powerful name of Jesus, His Son; Yeshua ben Yehovah!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

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