The BBC’s Absurd Idea of ‘Context’ on Hamas Rocket Attacks Against Israel

The lead item in the November 13th edition of the BBC World Service radio program OS — formerly Outside Source — was described in its synopsis thus:

It’s the heaviest exchange of aerial fire between Israeli soldiers and Hamas militants since the full-blown conflict in 2014. The violence follows an Israeli special forces operation inside Gaza which went wrong late on Sunday, causing the deaths of Palestinian militants and an Israeli soldier. We hear from local people living in Gaza.

Presenter Ben James told listeners (from 00:11 here): [emphasis in italics in the original, emphasis in bold added]

We’re your guide to the important stuff happening now, and the story at the beginning of our news bulletin then is certainly the one we’re going to spend a great deal of time on on this edition of the programme — what’s been happening between Israel and Gaza in the last 24 hours. You’ll have heard in the bulletin: seven people killed in a flare-up of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants. A short time ago, you were just hearing that Hamas said it would agree to an Egyptian brokered cease-fire as long as Israel does. […] Just to take you back, the escalation began when this undercover Israeli Special Forces operation inside Gaza was exposed on Sunday. Since then, more than 400 rockets have been fired into Israel by militants. Israeli aircraft have hit 150 militant targets in response.

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