Yesterday, we posted about a Guardian article focusing on “walls within cities” all over the world that included paragraphs on Israel’s “wall” between east Jerusalem and the West Bank, yet didn’t include any information at all on the security reasons prompting its construction. As we also noted as a point of comparison, the Guardian article did manage to explain the security concerns motivating the erection of walls in Baghdad.
.@ellsviolet Hi. Can you explain omitting the reason for Israel's sec fence. For Iraq wall, you noted security. Why not for Israeli fence?
— UK Media Watch (@UKMediaWatch) September 21, 2016
Not only did we fail to get a reply to our query, but earlier today we noticed that Ms. Bramley had blocked us:
Our subsequent tweet noting Bramley’s decision to block us garnered more than a few retweets, and piqued the interest of this Israeli Arab named Yahya Mahamed (@), who made the following brief YouTube video:
Please consider tweeting Ms. Bramley (@ellsviolet), politely asking why she didn’t mention (in her article) that the fence Israel built in the early 2000s was inspired by the desire to prevent deadly terror attacks against its citizens.
You can also send a friendly email to the Guardian’s readers’ editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking about the omission.
- Guardian writer evidently has absolutely no idea why Israel builds fences (ukmediawatch.org)