I was watching the news the other day (I cannot remember which news outlet, but it was one of the major networks) and I saw a brief clip of a partially damaged Israeli home and an American journalist interviewing the family, who was not injured in the attack. The woman, who I assume was the mother, commented how she wanted all of the Palestinians dead. I thought to myself, “You're getting your wish lady because nearly 650 Palestinians have been killed, a majority of them civilians, and over 4,000 wounded. While she complains about her home, she forgets about the 475 Palestinian homes that have been completely demolished, with over 26 homes being partially damaged.”
While I don't like to see any innocent people attacked, the fact of the matter is that Israel attacked Gaza over the alleged involvement of Hamas in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. Hamas denied any knowledge of these events, but the IDF began to arrest a number of the members of Hamas and killed a number of Palestinian civilians, which many noted was a form of “collective punishment.” In response to these unjustified attacks, Hamas sought to defend the Palestinians by firing rockets into Israel, which lead to this brutal invasion by Israel. Those are the facts. This family only has their own fanatical government to blame.
I also learned how ABC New's Diane Sawyer wrongly reported on massive destruction in Gaza, depicting some ghastly images of two people carrying what they can of their belongings surrounded by piles of smoldering rubble, and said these images were of Israel. ABC later retracted the statement.
It is this fact on the ground that the destruction of Palestine is a true war zone with the main group targeted being civilian. Democracy Now reported that Palestine's only power plant was bombed, resulting in massive power outages, Israel also attacked 46 schools, 56 mosques, and 7 hospitals.
Here is MSNBC's Rula Jebreal on Democracy Now on the US media's pro-Israeli bias. I hope this post helps to even out the narrative.