Sunday, March 19, 2006

BBC reports on evil money-grabbing Jews

Alan Johnston reports from Gaza, using the romantic style so beloved of the BBC’s Middle East correspondents (cf. Jim Muir: “But in that cold December, there were no flowers...”):
The tractor trailer rose slowly and began to dump its load of perfect, red and green peppers onto a stretch of wasteland in southern Gaza.

Later a herd of goats wandered over and began feasting on the great mound of vegetables that lay shining in the sun.

In this poverty-stricken place, farmers are being forced to throw away tons and tons of produce that ought to be fetching high prices in the supermarkets of Europe.

The problem is that the Israelis have blocked Gaza's export route.
The heartless, vindictive bastards, eh? But hang on, read further - quite a bit further - and you'll come to this:
The terminal was attacked by Palestinian militants early last year. Several Israelis died. And now the Israeli military says it believes another attack may be in the offing.
Why “says it believes” (as in "or so it claims") and not just “says” or “believes”? Because Johnston won’t take the Israelis at their word, whereas everything said by Palestinians is reported as fact. He goes on to say:
Israel has offered a smaller, temporary, alternative exit point from Gaza. But the Palestinian Authority has rejected this.
So when Johnston says “The problem is that the Israelis have blocked Gaza's export route”, he’s not actually telling the truth is he? The real problem is that the Palestinian Authority has rejected alternative export routes whilst Israel tries to guarantee the safety of its citizens against further terrorist attacks from Palestinians.

And just for good measure, he throws in this gem:
In a rare gesture of goodwill, wealthy Jewish American philanthropists paid the departing settlers around $14m (£8m) to leave the hothouses standing.
Geddit? Jews giving away money - hell must be freezing over! Isn’t there a name for people who hold those sort of prejudices?

9 Comments:

Blogger DFH said...

A little experiment - the DIY BBC Gaza report. All visitors are welcome to add a line. I’ll start things off:

It was a dark and stormy night...

5:38 pm  
Blogger Clematis Fraud said...

...and elderly goat-herder Abu was walking home along filthy, pot-holed streets. He was tired and hungry. Tired of the occupation and hungry for a new Palestine.

But these were not normal filthy, pot-holed streets. They were filthy and pot-holed because Israel had forced the Palestinian Authority to make them filthy and pot-holed. Granite-faced, jack-booted Israeli soldiers jeered at him as he trudged miserably along the muddy streets - streets which Israeli soldiers have refused to clean since 1981.

He approached his home, a two-roomed mud-raked shack which had, on that day alone, survived at least eleven Israeli air-strikes...

6:44 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

“Peppers for supper again!” he said with indomitable joy as he affectionately kicked his wife around the kitchen...

7:11 pm  
Blogger http://www.gardjola.org/ said...

...but their prpeparations for supper were rudely interrupted by the roar of a caterpillar D-9 bulldozer as the hook-nosed zionist driver revved up his engine as he prepared to bash down Abu's home while the backs of the ISM activists were turned...

10:08 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

The Israelis had concocted an absurd story about a secret tunnel under Abu’s house which they pretended to believe was being used to store weapons and explosives. The very idea that this brave, noble Palestinian could be involved in such activities was clearly ridiculous...

7:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

… as is the idea that any Palestinian can be involved in such activities. While the driver of the bulldozer was running over Palestinian children and another Israeli was collecting their blood, Abu …

9:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lept into action and began organising a non-violent protest group. Of course, by 'non-violence', he meant non-violent to Muslims.

11:25 am  
Blogger DFH said...

But before he could take any action to defend his precious home, it blew up. The Israelis decided to claim that they said they believed the explosives hidden under Abu’s humble dwelling had become unstable, but that’s just crazy talk. To find the truth about what really happened, I asked some Palestinians...

12:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

… These Palestinians, who slept in cold, deprecated shacks damaged by Israeli cluster bombs while on the other side of the wall Israelis were counting their sheqels in warm, modern houses, revealed to me that the exploding of houses in not uncommon in Palestinian towns due to the abundance of Israeli suicide bombers and that Mossad thought that they would say that they claim that they think it's not true.

Abu shouted …

2:55 pm  

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