Thursday, July 31, 2014

MSNBC libels Israel and sticks to it.

Chuck Todd Ignores Israeli Ambassador’s Request To Correct False Story

Part of the way through a live interview, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer asked NBC’s Chuck Todd if the network would correct a false accusation made by Gaza-based reporter and Hamas sympathizer, Ayman Mohyeldin.
Mohyeldin claimed on Twitter and in a report for NBC News that an Israeli drone had attacked a United Nations facility, killing more than a dozen civilians. The claim led to widespread condemnation of Israel. Yet an investigation proved that the cause of the explosion was a rocket from Islamic Jihad that fell short of its target in Israel, landing in Gaza.
After Dermer asked Todd to correct the story, Todd changed the subject and then ended the interview.

The deaths of ten Palestinians, including eight children, at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza and a further explosion within the Shifa Hospital complex were both blamed on Israel by Hamas and Palestinian “eyewitnesses.”
AFP had initially reported that seven children were killed when an Israeli missile slammed into the playground, citing a Palestinian doctor at the city’s main hospital.

The missile was said to have struck a group of children running around at a public playground in the beachfront Shati refugee camp.

A short while later, a missile struck a building inside the compound housing Gaza’s largest hospital on Monday, Hamas medics and an AFP correspondent said.

An AFP correspondent at the scene said a wall of a building inside the compound was damaged by a missile, which he said was fired by an Israeli drone.
Most media reports were later updated to include the IDF’s vehement denials with Israeli spokespeople stating that the incidents were the result of misfiring Palestinian not Israeli rockets. (See the image above.) Yet the media appears to, at best, treat Hamas and Israeli statements as equal.
Credit then to one Italian reporter, Gabriele Barbati who backed the IDF’s version of events in this tweet:

Why does the media give equal weight to a terrorist organization with very few scruples and a total disregard for human life as it does to Israeli officials?
Let’s be very clear – Hamas lies.

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