The Israel Defense Forces has opened a YouTube channel broadcasting footage taken over the last five days in its air offensive on the Gaza Strip.
“The blogosphere and the new media are basically a war zone in a battle for world opinion,” said IDF spokeswoman Major Avital Leibovich said. She added that the YouTube channel is an important part of Israel’s attempt to explain its actions abroad.
The channel was launched as part of the army’s PR campaign to draw international support for its military operation on Hamas’ infrastructure in Gaza. YouTube initially pulled the channel as soon as it was launched, but then resumed access a short while later.
I suppose we should be flattered the Israeli military propaganda bods are thinking about us but while I was born yesterday, it was 40 years ago yesterday. The corporate media may be playing nice but hundreds of dead Gazans kinda sour the whole ‘cheerleading’ deal for those with a brain and a conscience…Major.
PS. And this shocking statistical aberration via Lenin–
The United Nations says [yesterday] 320 people have been killed in Gaza, including 62 women and children, and around 1,400 injured.
“[The 62 figure] does not include civilian casualties who are men, even though we know that there have been some civilian men killed as well,” UN humanitarian affairs co-ordinator John Holmes said.
So Palestinian man=Hamas/combatant to someone compiling the figures???