The way it’s reported here in Finland, Israel is always depicted as shouldering the lion’s share of responsibility for the welfare of the Palestinians, and not the Palestinians themselves. It’s like there is only one party (Israel) involved in the fighting. How convenient for the Palestinians.
The way any one singular incident is reported can be predicted way in advance. Take for an example the recent situation in which Finland’s YLE reports the UN’s criticism of the fuel shortage in Gaza. While the report does indeed touch on the fact that Israel and the Palestinians have clashed on the Gaza border, there is no mention of the fact that the Palestinians themselves have repeatedly attacked the very same petrol station that supplies Gaza with its fuel. Read on.
“Fuel shortage prohibiting food-aid to Gaza”
“According to the UN, Israel’s blockade threatens to end already tomorrow Thursday the distribution of food-aid to Gaza’s Palestinians. Palestinian aid organization UNRWA announced that is distribution vehicles cannot get fuel due to the blockade of Gaza. UNRWA and the food adi program WFP dispense food to over a million Palestinians in Gaza. The situation has worsened, that also the Palestinians mills and fishing boats are without fuel.Israel has closed the greater part of the border traffic as a counter measure to attacks by Palestinian gunmen. Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers have recently clashed on the Gaza border almost daily.”
Answer: Because the Palestinians are considered the weaker side in the conflict, and therefore cannot be held too accountable for their actions. In other words, they are being treated as second class people who have to be treated like children, no matter how violent they behave and no matter how much misery they create for their own people.
The media is behaving in a very patronizing and racist manner towards these Arabs, and it comes at the expense of the truth. They are being very dishonest and treat the public with disdain, and if not for the blogosphere, their continual mishandling of the news would never be brought before the public eye. *L* KGS