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Robert Fisk: How can you trust the cowardly BBC?

Posted in Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on April 17, 2009

Even when the International Court in The Hague stated that the Israeli wall was illegal – the BBC, at this point, was calling it a “fence”! – Israel simply claimed that the court was wrong.

UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 called upon Israel to withdraw its forces from territories that it occupied in the 1967 war – and it refused to do so. The Americans stated for more than 30 years that Israel’s actions were illegal – until the gutless George Bush accepted Israel had the right to keep these illegally held territories. Thus the BBC Trust – how cruel that word “trust” now becomes – has gone along with the Bush definition of Israel’s new boundaries (inside Arab land, of course).

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Gaza: Boat explodes near Israeli warship

Posted in Attacks on Israelis by Palestinians, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 15, 2009

A previously unknown Palestinian group blew up a small boat near an Israeli warship off the coast of Gaza on Tuesday evening.

Al-Jazeera satellite TV broadcasted a video showing a small boat exploding near the Israeli ship.

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Al Jazeera stated that a previously unknown group calling itself “The Secret Special Units” claimed responsibility for the attack.

The group said that it used a remote control to detonate the explosives while an Israeli Navy boat approached the wired boat.

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