Western press bias verging on racism

Apparently a jewish occupation soldier has been released from a Palestinian jail…

World Finally Cares About Malnutrition In Gaza Strip – 

18 October 2011

Gilad Shalit looks frail and emaciated: what have his captors done to him?

Gilad Shalit’s health brings fresh scrutiny of Hamas detention practices; Israeli soldier looked emaciated after release, adding to concerns about treatment of detainees in Gaza – and in Israel.

19 February 2006 
The Hamas team had not laughed so much in a long time. The team, headed by the prime minister’s advisor Dov Weissglas and including the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, the director of the Shin Bet and senior generals and officials, convened for a discussion with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on ways to respond to the Hamas election victory. Everyone agreed on the need to impose an economic siege on the Palestinian Authority, and Weissglas, as usual, provided the punch line: “It’s like an appointment with a dietician. The Palestinians will get a lot thinner, but won’t die,” the advisor joked, and the participants reportedly rolled with laughter. And, indeed, why not break into laughter and relax when hearing such a successful joke? If Weissglas tells the joke to his friend Condoleezza Rice, she would surely laugh too. 

— As the Hamas team laughs; Haaretz, 19 Feb 2006. (link; with some poverty and malnutrition stats for the Gaza Strip).


French Press Bias in Coverage of Prisoner Swap – 

‘.. French press coverage did not seek to establish balance in its coverage by reporting adequately from the occupied Palestinian territories or to express solidarity with Palestinians held in Israeli prisons for decades. The coverage implied that Shalit was the only prisoner; that only Israelis celebrated the exchange; that only Benjamin Netanyahu deserved congratulations; and that only Shalit’s family was traumatized. They reported 25 June 2006 as the date of detention and that attempts to free Shalit were the only chronology of events relevant to the prisoner exchange, which, for the Palestinian side had likely been ongoing well before Shalit’s capture..’



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