Comments:Israel to build new settlements in West Bank
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|Comments from feedback form - "of course Israel is not buildi..."||2||02:13, 27 April 2011|
|pro zionist propaganda||1||16:00, 19 March 2011|
|Cynically removes the human story||0||21:42, 17 March 2011|
|Comments from feedback form - "The headline is factually wron..."||0||19:03, 17 March 2011|
of course Israel is not building houses "somewhere", but in a foreign peoples land. What would they do if the people of Congo built their houses in central Tel Aviv. applaud them at the U.N. or open fire ?
FRANK A YOU LIKE TO TALK SHIT ABOUT THE ISRAELIS. THE JEWS (NO I AM NOT ONE) ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY ADMIRATION.
this is obviously a very pro-zionist opinion piece. no net neutrality in wikinews.
This story along with the BBC and NYT sources cited, and other media has managed to turn this into a story about settlements rather than the shocking and brutal terrorist attack  almost incidently noted here. Clearly, those who are capable of the premeditated murder of sleeping babies and children together with their parents are driven by something far deeper than an aversion to the existence or building of Israeli settlements. Yet, many media outlets still chose to politicize the horrific slaughter of innocents by focusing less on the despicable act itself and more on making an issue of the location of the attack. The BBC virtually buried the Fogel family’s massacre. Instead, it was subsumed in a story of settlements, and warranted only a few lines. The BBC does, however, report that the attack “has shocked many Palestinians”. Of course, the BBC failed to mention that Hamas described the attack as a “heroic operation” while sweets and candies were handed out in Gaza in celebration . The Palestinian Authority’s continuous incitement in the Palestinian media and education system bear much responsibility. But the media have bought into this narrative of demonization and helped to create such a toxic environment that the murder of innocents is deemed to be almost acceptable and the human story behind a tragedy is cynically removed.
The headline is factually wrong. Israel did not approve new settlements. In fact it did not even approve building in most of the existing settlements. Only in those which are in areas that the government believes will stay under Israeli control in some sort of agreement that is expected to be reached (similar to what has been leaked out by Al Jazeera). This article was mostly copied from the BBC report. Telling is the "Days after". Actually the murder of a baby, two little kids and their parents was the night before as can be seen in the article itself.