Monday, December 29, 2008

McClatchy reporter claims Israeli air strikes "targeted a mosque"

McClatchy reporter Dion Nissenbaum today made the inflammatory claim that Israeli air strikes targeted a mosque in Gaza, when the evidence shows the strikes targeted weapons caches and terror bases.
Israeli air strikes have targeted a mosque, universities, and private homes as part of the military campaign aimed at destabilizing Hamas rulers and preventing Gaza militants from continuing to fire endless rounds of rockets into southern Israel.
Later Nissenbaum acknowledges Israel says the mosque and other buildings were being used to house weapons caches:
If the mosque and university buildings were being used to house weapons, as Israel claims, why not let international reporters in to see?
A responsible reporter would have said "Israeli air strikes targeted weapons caches and Hamas strongholds in Gaza." Thanks to the irresponsible Dion Nissenbaum, McClatchy is being used as a propaganda outlet for Hamas and Islamic terrorists.

These thug groups deliberately locate weapons caches and bomb-making facilities in civilian areas, so they can reap propaganda benefits when civilians are killed in attacks. Nissenbaum complains reporters can't go see the mosque -- can you imagine the bonanza Hamas would reap if Dion "Mr. Gullible" Nissenbaum was given a tour by Hamas propagandists?
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Anonymous said...

On Tuesday Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Sharia criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, the code legalizes crucifixion.

Of course McClatchy never would consider publishing this.

McClatchy Watch said...

Anonymous 9:37 -- thanks, I found details here: Palestinian legislators legalize cricufixion for enemies of Islam.

Of course, if Israel's Knesset passed a law like this, it would be front page news for days.