PALESTINE: Mass Censorship?

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In my opinion, it is the purpose of the media to inform the public of news throughout the world. Of course, certain journalists have the job of offering their opinions, but first and foremost, they should present the facts. Yet, when news networks and newspapers refuse to report on certain events in the Middle East, it doesn’t seem that way. Are we seeing censorship of information in the modern day?

The fact of the matter is, that although the Internet age has helped us become less reliant on these news networks and journalists, when events happen in certain parts of the world, we become reliant upon them. The massacre of Palestinians in the latest of many Israeli operations is one such case. Throughout the series of attacks over a few years, I have realised the very pro-Israel slant of the media. Certainly, those being slaughtered are being blamed as being at fault for either provoking an attack, or causing a pre-emptive strike. You know, that old thing that’s REALLY effective… (See Iraq war 2003- Present)

Clearly, Israel have a “I can do what I want when I want” badge with the US acting as their $3bn P/A sugar daddy. NATO and the UN recognise it as an international illegal state yet they do not wish to do anything at all. Now, I’m not pro- Iran by any means, but it does beg the question; Would Iran get away with so much? Food for thought.

Now, seeing as though the media want to hide behind this curtain of mass censorship, let’s state the facts.

• Israel have carried out 24 hours of air strikes on Gaza.
• They have been aimed at civilians, this is not a war on the military might of Palestine. This is the murder of men, women and children. I’m sorry Mr Netanyahu, I forgot that an 11 year-old baby was capable of acts of terrorism…
• Israel is now set to call up 30,000 troops and call a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip.
• Much of the land that they’re currently occupying as ‘theirs’ was illegally acquired and rightfully belongs to the Palestinian people.
• Whilst 15 Palestinians have already been killed, more are expected to follow as over 1,400 were killed in ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in 2009.
• The western world continues to preach support for Israel. The UK’s poor excuse for a Foreign Secretary; William Hague condemned Gaza, but not Israel.

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Let’s be honest, if Israel had oil, NATO would have invaded by now, to “ease tensions in the area” obviously…

Do not stand for this. This is the first step. They are people like you and me that have done nothing but be born into a certain country.

I leave you with a poem from Pastor Niemoller who was a pastor in Nazi Germany.

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.