It’s no secret that the mainstream media is typically biased in favor of Israel. Whether it’s fudging numbers, fabricating reports, exaggerating, failing to report on the constant struggle of Palestinians, and in some cases, such as this one, outright lying. In a shocking show of blatant deceit, ABC News recently reported a story about a tragic bombing that supposedly happened in Israel. The catch? It did not happen in Israel at all, it happened in Gaza, a strip of land belonging to Palestine which is constantly being bombed and terrorized as a demonstration of collective punishment by the IDF.
In Israel’s most recent siege on Gaza, the death toll has reached 50 since Monday, as well as an additional 405 injured, and these numbers are ever increasing as the airstrikes continue and new revelations come to light. The mainstream media quite often likes to portray Israel as the victim in this conflict, claiming any attack by Israeli forces as in “self defense”. To quote Noam Chomsky, “You can’t defend yourself when you’re militarily occupying someone else’s land. That’s not defense. Call it what you like, it’s not defense.”