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Saturday, January 31, 2004

BBC "News" glorifies terrorist bomber and ignores victims

The amazing journey: "From policeman to suicide bomber"
The family of the latest Palestinian suicide bomber have expressed shock at his involvement in the attack because he was due to be married next week.

Before Ali Munir Jaara went out to kill 10 Israelis and injure dozens more on a Jerusalem bus, he left a note saying he wished to avenge the deaths of five gunmen and three other Palestinians in an Israeli raid on Gaza City Wednesday.

In the aftermath of Thursday's bombing, both the al-Aqsa Martyrs and Hamas groups reported that Jaara had carried out the attack in their name.

But this appears to have been an unusual recruit for the militants, for Ali Munir Jaara was a Palestinian policeman.

His father expressed surprise at the family home near Bethlehem shortly before reports arrived that an Israeli demolition squad was on its way. "I was expecting to marry him, not to bury him. This is just not my son. I just couldn't believe it."

Jaara's mother wept uncontrollably for her policeman son, the sole breadwinner in a house of 10 children.

"These operations are not only not good for us, but really bad for us," said his 26-year-old sister Ola. "They only hurt us." [Smart sister, duly quoted.]

Family members remembered Ali as a quiet and devout Muslim who had shown little interest in politics.

Troubled force

If anything might have stopped Jaara from mounting his attack it might have been his imminent wedding and the needs of this family...
I swear, I don't know which is worse, to glorify the evil, or to stretch to justify it: the article goes on to say that Israel has killed Palestinian policemen in the past (the example is from March 2002).

The bias of this article is most blatant, most cruel, in its context which includes NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of those murdered, no names, no ages, no occupations, no families, no faces . . . nothing. And I searched for each and every name:
There are no pages about "blachson" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Gamril" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Floresco" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Itah" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Matziashvilli" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Tzfira" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Chezi Goldberg" from BBC News.
There are no pages about "Yehezkel Goldberg" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "rose bohe" from BBC News.

There are no pages about "Chana Bonder" from BBC News.
I refuse to link to the BBC ever again. I'm sure you can find the article if you want to.