MAINSTREAM MEDIA GLOBALLY continues to report the Gaza situation as though representing a war of equals. Israel is often portrayed as the victim defending herself. Little is said about the displacement of the Palestinian people from their land and of the impact of over 60 years of occupation.
This is an asymmetrical conflict, where a vast military arsenal of the occupier is brought to bear upon largely unarmed civilians, who have no escape route. The latest Israeli ground ‘incursion widening’ is an alarming escalation and literally an example of overkill.
The shocking deaths of four Gazan children playing soccer on the beach from Israeli naval fire should bring this home to all of us. This is not a war of defence — it is a massacre of innocents.