Gaza Strip: what the BBC is not reporting

The BBC’s Jon Donnison was back in the Gaza Strip on December 23rd.

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Despite that, there is no mention whatsoever on the BBC News website of any of the following incidents. 

On Friday, December 21st, a number of Gaza Strip residents were injured when they approached the border fence with Israel and refused to heed calls to leave or warning shots fired in the air. 

On Sunday, December 23rd, another incident occurred east of Dir al Balah in which two Gazans approached the border fence.  

Also on Sunday, the IDF reportedly arrested two Gazans who infiltrated the border fence and in addition, terrorists tried to fire a rocket into Israeli territory which fell short and landed inside the Gaza Strip. Another rocket reportedly fell in open ground near Ashkelon. 

These incidents and others which have taken place since November 21st of course represent breaches of the ceasefire which brought Operation ‘Pillar of Cloud’ to an end, but the BBC has failed consistently to report them to its audiences.  So far Israel has not responded but – as has been the case in the past – if and when an Israeli response does come, BBC audiences will have no idea of the events which brought it about. 

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