Over 150 missiles have been fired into Israel by Hamas in the last 24 hours, and media coverage of the attacks has been notably skewed.
Emmanuel Nahshon, Israel Foreign Ministry Spokesman, is taking action against the BBC for alleged false reporting of the Israel Defense Force’s retaliation efforts. Nahshon pointed to an article titled “Israeli airstrike ‘kill pregnant woman and baby’”. The headline failed to mention that this airstrike was in direct response to the hundreds of rockets launched directly into Israel from Gaza. The headline has since been amended, but public opinion continues to follow such a one-sided narrative.
In an interview with i24 News, Nahshon renewed Israel’s commitment to the well-being of the people of Gaza saying, “We are very much in favor of improving the living conditions in Gaza, it’s good for the Gaza people and it’s good for us, but we cannot do that as long as Hamas controls everything”
.@BBCWorld this is a formal complaint by @IsraelMFA .This title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality ( that’s the polite equivalent of “ this is a LIE”, if you don’t get it). Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them.Change it IMMEDIATELY!!! @IsraelMFA pic.twitter.com/pqjXuopXgO
— Emmanuel Nahshon (@EmmanuelNahshon) August 9, 2018
As Hamas continues its barrage of attacks, Israeli life is becoming increasingly difficult. A video clip shows the children of Sderot screaming in horror as a rocket strikes just blocks from their kindergarten playground. These recent attacks have forced children out of their classrooms and into bomb shelters with just 15 seconds’ notice. In 2014 Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in response to the discovery of Hamas terror tunnels leading directly into Israeli playgrounds and schools.
The Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs (the Security Cabinet) has directed the IDF to continue taking strong action against the terrorist elements
Despite the canceled trains, notices for children to stay indoors, and false media coverage, the Israeli people remain resilient. Israel’s Security Cabinet met late Thursday to discuss IDF action in Gaza. The Cabinet released a statement following the meeting stating, “The Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs (the Security Cabinet) has directed the IDF to continue taking strong action against the terrorist elements.”