Anyone notice the coincidence of the IDF deciding to kill Islamic Jihad’s chief rocket maker and three other militants on the same day that the national J14 social justice movement held its first major protest rally in two months? The Israeli killings led to massive retaliatory rocket fire from Gaza that killed one Israeli and injured several others. One report says 10 were killed on both sides. At least one rocket reached as far as a suburb of Tel Aviv. The fact that these two events occurred on the same day was entirely an accident I’m sure as neither the IDF nor Bibi Netanyahu would be so cynical as to try to suck the wind out of the sails of the government’s chief critics on their day of glory.
The Tel Aviv protest and several others in other cities brought out 25,000 to resume the call for economic justice and helping the poor and disadvantaged. The turnout was a marked decline from earlier events because the leader of the national student union has deserted the ranks and taken his followers with him.
In describing the tit for tat attacks on both Gaza and Israel, the NY Times Isabel Kershner continues spewing the lies of the IDF claiming the Eilat terror attacks originated in Gaza and were authored by the Popular Resistance Committees. Yediot’s Alex Fishman has for weeks exposed the IDF’s lies offered for public consumption and even revealed a secret IDF report which admits the attack originated in Sinai and was perpetrated by militants there with no connections to Gaza or the PRC. Either Isabel Kershner doesn’t read the Hebrew press and hence isn’t doing her job, or else she’s continuing to spew lies long disproven by the Israeli media. Either way, this further confirms the shoddy journalism emanating from Eytan Bronners NYT Israel bureau.