The Gaza Strip fell under heavy shelling today with reports of up to four Palestinians killed and over two dozen injured so far. But this news is hard extract from headlines like these:
A bit of irony. When Palestinians report something, it is taken with a grain of salt. An unfortunate reality. But on occasion, if the Palestinians report something that can be spun in a way that victimizes the occupying power or that can be used to supplement the status quo, it becomes the headline of the day. This is a grave problem.
But at present is a problem of even greater concern, and that is that Palestinians are dead, people are being shelled, and all the we’ve got is a subheadline to show for it. It is secondary news.