Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Robert Fisk: Israel has crept into the EU without anyone noticing

Robert Fisk, The Independent /UK, July 31, 2010

Israeli troops clash with Palestinians protesting against last year's Gaza offensive
Israeli troops clash with Palestinians protesting against last year’s Gaza offensive

The death of five Israeli servicemen in a helicopter crash in Romania this week raised scarcely a headline.

There was a Nato-Israeli exercise in progress. Well, that’s OK then. Now imagine the death of five Hamas fighters in a helicopter crash in Romania this week. We’d still be investigating this extraordinary phenomenon. Now mark you, I’m not comparing Israel and Hamas. Israel is the country that justifiably slaughtered more than 1,300 Palestinians in Gaza 19 months ago – more than 300 of them children – while the vicious, blood-sucking and terrorist Hamas killed 13 Israelis (three of them soldiers who actually shot each other by mistake).

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