After Hamas incursion, Israel declares war on everybody in Gaza [DISTRESSING IMAGES]

Palestine and Israel: I know I’m using this image of war-torn flags a lot, but it seems less likely to cause upset than the images coming from those lands at the moment.

Polling company YouGov has issued the results of a survey that suggest more people now sympathise with Israel than Palestine – although the numbers are so low that it makes no real difference; there’s no clear majority:

Why the change, though? Could it possibly be because the mass media response to the violence has been entirely in support of Israel?

Has anybody on the main news channels or newspapers run any copy at all that details the suffering to which Palestinian people have been subjected on a dailybasis by the Israeli occupation?

Even the coverage of the current crisis is deeply slanted. We’ve had many claims of Hamas killing civilians, taking hostages, committing sex crimes – and if true, those are all sickening and should not have happened. I wish to make that entirely clear because I know there are some readers who will try to twist my words if I don’t.

Now consider Israel’s response, which is not only to deprive Gaza of energy, water and food but also to bomb it indiscriminately, murdering civilians – exactly the crime of which that country accused Hamas, but this time it is not the action of an isolated group but of a national government:

Who are the “human animals” in such a situation? After Jewish people were treated as less-than-human by Nazi Germany, one would have expected an Israeli minister to be more careful with the language he used.

The situation is clear. But some simply won’t accept it:

So let’s show you the reality. Here come the distressing images I flagged up in the headline:

Still not convinced? On Monday afternoon, the United Nations Human Rights Council observed a minute’s silence for the loss of innocent lives in Palestine (and elsewhere):

And in response to Rishi Sunak’s speech saying that Hamas are not freedom fighters but terrorists, UN figures showing the relative human costs of conflict between Israel and Palestine provide a possible insight on which side is really spreading terror:

Total deaths from 2008 to 2020: Palestine – 5,590; Israel – 251. Palestinian deaths are more than 22 times more than those of Israelis – and you’re being asked to believe that Israel is the victim?

And you’re starting to believe it, according to the poll at the top of this article.

There is an explanation. Here’s Grace Blakeley:

Fortunately, many people are still questioning the approved narrative. This is just one example:

And we must remember that, when asked, the vast majority of those polled – 64 per cent, which is nearly two-thirds – said they didn’t know who should have their sympathy.

It isn’t a clear-cut, goodies v baddies situation. Atrocities have been committed by both sides.

But take a look at the figures. Listen to the rhetoric coming from Tel Aviv and look at the result in Gaza. Make up your own mind.

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