Monday, July 28, 2014

Block-long midtown protest of Israeli civilian bombing in Gaza ignored by Omaha media

A block of silent protesters greeted thousands of people arriving for last Thursday's Jazz On The Green performance at Midtown Crossing. AKSARBENT saw no mention of the outrage at Israel's disproportionate offensive in Gaza from any of the four network-affiliated Omaha TV stations: KETV, KMTV, WOWT and Fox 42. A search of "Gaza" and "Israel" with "protest" "Omaha" yielded no hits on, the website of the Omaha World-Herald.

Israel's rationalization for its attacks on Gaza civilians is that Hamas is bombarding it with rockets. From 2001 until July 17th, 2014, about 28 Israelis died from Hamas rocket attacks. More than ten times as many Israelis died in 2013 in traffic accidents.

Today, Al Jazeera reported that the Israeli offensive in Gaza has so far killed at least 848 Palestinians, including scores of children, and left more than 5,200 people injured. Wednesday, CNN reported that 28 Israeli soldiers and two civilians have died during the Gaza strife this year.

The Jewish Voice for Peace fact sheet that you see being handed out in the video above can be downloaded here.

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