Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CBC, December 28, 2010

Suing Israel

December 28, 2010News > World
Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish plans to sue the Israeli government for a military attack which killed his daughters and niece, the CBC's Aaron Saltzman reports
This is a truly sad story, and one cannot help but feel the pain and the loss this man has suffered. However, this report is woefully incomplete. It misses the fact that the Israel Defence Force investigated these deaths and concluded that the attack that caused them was "reasonable"and that the IDF's decision to shell the building - after identifying suspicious-looking figures on the roof - was justifiable. But even before that, several IDF officers had contacted Dr. Abuelaish personally and urged him to move his family out of the building. Also, the IDF had blanketed the area with leaflets advising civilians to leave. For whatever reason, Dr. Abuelaish chose to ignore those warnings. 

Something else the CBC has chosen to ignore is the fact that Hamas admits using its own civilians as human shields, and thinks nothing of booby-trapping civilian infrastructure .  A full and unbiased report would have noted these facts.