Breaking News: Gaza Missile Hits Israeli Bus, 2 Injured

An anti-tank missile hit an Israeli bus outside Kibbutz Saad in the Shaar HaNegev area, critically injuring a teenage boy and the driver.

Residents are being instructed to remain in shelters as additional mortars were fired.

Let’s see how many papers cover this attack. I bet the MSM will give more emphasis to the Israeli response.

Post a comment on how this is covered in your area.

UPDATE 6:25 pm: It didn’t take long for BBC to revert to form:

The Beeb’s inverted background info is even worse. Israeli security measures are stated as fact, while “bouts of terror and rocket attacks” are attributed to something “Israel said.”

Last month saw some of the worst violence since Israel launched Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in December 2008.

In one week in March, at least 10 Palestinians – including several civilians and children – were killed by Israeli attacks.

In the same period, militants in Gaza fired more than 80 rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel.

Hamas had pledged to try to restore a ceasefire that ended on 16 March when an Israeli air strike killed two of its militants in the Palestinian territory.

However, Israel said it had suffered “bouts of terror and rocket attacks”.

See HR’s latest media critique on the Goldstone Report, which covered Israel’s efforts to defend its citizens against Palestinian rocket attacks.