Round-up of media errors in coverage of the war – Oct. 15

The unprecedented multi-front attacks on Israelis carried out by the terrorist group Hamas on October 7th  (both the Sabbath and a Jewish holiday) included thousands of missile attacks, the indiscriminate murder of over 1,300 Israelis (mostly civilians) and the wounding of thousands more. It also included rape, mutilation and torture – including against children.  The October 7 attack was the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

This is our latest compilation of British media errors, omissions, distortions and propaganda in their coverage of the war:

Despite lack of evidence, Guardian blames Israel for attack on Gaza evacuation convoy 

A Guardian video report (“Footage shows moments before and after Israeli airstrike hits civilian convoy fleeing Gaza – video”, Oct. 14) blames Israel for an attack on Gaza motorists evacuating to the south, ignoring IDF denials as reported in other outlets. Even BBC was careful not to cast blame to Israel for that attack, concluding that there’s not enough evidence yet to make that determination.

During a recent briefing, IDF spokesperson Jonathan Conricus was quoted in the Financial Times saying the IDF did NOT strike that location, and that “Hamas is behind this, is using the death of Palestinian civilians for its vile political purposes.”

Later in the day, there was this unequivocal denial from IDF Spokesperson Peter Lerner, noting the results of a post-operational assessment of the incident.

Also, see here, where it’s alleged that the explosion more resembles a Hamas IED.

Also, see this

And, this:

One additional important piece of context is that Hamas is reportedly telling Palestinians in Gaza to ignore IDF please for them to evacuate to safer areas, and has actually been blocking evacuation routes.

So, at this point, it certainly seems that Hamas was responsible.

Finally, Sky News also reported on the attack on the convoy, but at least qualified their headline blaming Israel by noting that this was merely the claim by “Hamas”.

Sky News interviews Haaretz journalist who’s blamed Jews for antisemitism

Sky News presenter Sally Lockwood interviewed Haaretz commentator Gideon Levy about the war today. As we noted in our tweet to the journalist, Levy, who opposes the Jewish state’s existence and has blamed Jews themselves for the rise of antisemitism in Britain, is about the last person that Sky should be reaching out to for commentary about the Hamas massacre of 1,300 Jews.

We’re working on getting a video of the interview and will update this post on the contents of it when we do.

Sky News platforms extremist anti-Zionist Jew

On location at the pro-Hamas rally in London yesterday, Sky News interviewed Katy Colley, a woman from Hastings who Sky fails to identity as a chair of the Hastings branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.  Sky journalist Adele Robinson failed to challenge any of Colley’s extremist claims, which includes blaming Israel for Hamas’s slaughter, torture and mutilation of Jews last weekend, and warning that Israel may commit a Holocaust against the Palestinians.

At the Independent, Israel is damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t.

In an Indy op-ed, Donald Macintyre, accuses Israel of ‘collective punishment’ for helping to facilitate the evacuation of Palestinians in Gaza to safety.

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