Tim King Salem-News.com
Money from Israel is closely tied to all of the major networks and newspapers that ignore the plight of Gaza.
(SALEM/CAIRO) - U.S. and British media sources have been laying low in their coverage of a humanitarian aid mission to help the people of Gaza. They were under an Israeli siege one year ago at this time called "Operation Cast Lead" that left more than 1,400 residents of Gaza dead, among them several hundred children.
The details of the Israeli attack are grisly and heartbreaking; we are in a new age and hundreds of images of the dead Palestinian children alone can be viewed by those who care. The attack on Gaza lasted for weeks and before it was over Israel specifically targeted schools and more than half of Gaza's hospitals.
Noam Chomsky, noted author, lecturer and MIT Professor, told the group of well over a thousand, who have been stuck in Egypt while trying to deliver hundreds of vehicles packed with food and medicine to the people of Gaza:
"Despite the media blackout, which is a disgrace, this is turning out to be a really spectacular triumph, I think, and it's hard to express properly my admiration and respect for those who are directly engaged."