Israel is justifying its continuing killing of Palestinian civilians and destruction of their property on grounds that Palestinian terrorist bombers are intentionally killing innocent Israelis. What if, in fact, the human bombers attack military targets and not civilians...is this still terrorism?
Though the rest of the world sees it the other way around, most Americans seem to be persuaded that the Israelis are the good guys and the Palestinians are the bad guys.
According to recent polls, these beliefs are derived largely from the media, which uses the label terrorist repeated day after day to describe Palestinians, while labeling Israeli actions as purely defensive.
For instance, according to Fox News on May 5, 2002, a mother from Jenin and her three and four year old children were all shot to death, each hit in the head or upper body, and in a separate incident the same day a nine year old boy from Tulkarem was shot twice in the chest and killed...all in one day. But Israel excused these as military targets and provided various excuses.
The media has persuaded many Americans that if Palestinians kill Israeli civilians, that's terrorism which must be fiercely punished; but, when Israelis kill Palestinian civilians, often children, that's collateral damage. Israelis shrug and say they were aiming at government buildings; that civilians were acting suspiciously; or children just got in the way.A majority of Americans buy into the label terrorist state to describe Palestinians based on the acts of 55 Palestinian human bombers.
This number and our information regarding these acts, comes to us from military press releases prepared by Ariel Sharon's government, previous governments, and also from this author's personal observation of military presence in Israel.
It can be shown that all or most Israeli death reports carried in the US media purposely omit mentioning of persons who happen to be in the Israeli Defense Forces or paramilitary, and that the 55 terrorist bombing of innocent civilians were undoubtedly aimed at Military personnel.
WHTT thinks it is time to examine the one-sided use of the label terrorist, and to ask whether there is any real difference between Israeli smart bombs and Palestinian human bombs that warrants one being called terrorist, but not the other.