Guardian publishes false information about IDF attack on Ahmed Jabari

H/T Elder of Ziyon

The Guardian Teacher Network is a site dedicated to helping UK teachers find jobs, focus on a career path and gain resources and ideas to assist in their overall professional development. They even have suggested lesson plans, sample tests and other classroom aids to help teaching professionals with day-to-day challenges.

Here’s another capture from the page:

They also have a teacher’s blog.

Here’s an entry, written by Emily Drabble (a contributing editor to the Guardian teachers network), to help teachers explain to their students the current conflict in Gaza.

Here’s the entire text in Drabble’s post, which is followed by quite a few ‘helpful’ links:

Israel’s assassination of Hamas’ top military commander this week has triggered fears of a whole new surge of violence in Gaza and the Middle East. The Israeli air strike on the Ahmed al-Jabari’s car – which also killed a six-year-old girl and an 11-month old babywas just the first step in a new Israeli military operation to eliminate militants and weapon sites in the Gaza Strip.

Ground troops could follow and Hamas’ armed wing warned that Jabari’s assassination “had opened the gates of hell”. At the time of writing this round-up a rocket strike on southern Israel had killed three people.

In this links bucket we pick out the best news stories, interactives, videos, websites and teaching resources that will help you deal with the issues in class.

Drabble’s contention that the Israeli strike on Jabari “also killed a six-year-old girl and an 11-month old baby” is not correct.  The specific strike on Nov. 14 she’s referring to killed only Jabari and his bodyguard, even according to reports by Hamas.  Drabble is conflating the strike against Drabble with another attack that day which, at least per the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza, resulted in the deaths of a six year old and a baby.

Finally, note that the strap line for the teacher’s blog post reads as follows:

With fears of fresh conflict in Gaza after the assassination of Ahmed a-Jabari, we uncover the best news, teaching resources and websites to help you explain the issues to your students

Not only does the Guardian continually feed their adult readers false information about Israel and the Palestinians, they also inculcate children with such ideologically driven, and often ahistorical, “news” on the Middle East.

Please consider emailing the Guardian’s readers’ editor, Chris Elliott, at to seek a correction.

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