[see the rest of the clips after the jump]
The BBC’s Panorama program is typically loaded with Israeli Government propaganda such as saying Hamas provoked Israel, rather than Israel provoking Hamas; it also fails to provide adequate context about who broke the ceasefire and the illegal military occupation and blockading of Gaza, hardly an ‘impartial’ way to frame events.
The film does however contain some good sections on Israel’s criminality and the devastation in Gaza which are difficult to hide; even though Jeremy Bowen often fails to provide adequate context.
The ethnic cleansing of 1948 is mentioned, though not with that turn of phrase, and it is done so without explanation of what it means to the current massacre. The greatest failing of Bowen is captured when interviewing the film’s token Israeli mouthpiece. The Israeli Government official calls the children of Gaza, such as sweet little Mona Al Samouni, liars, claiming they and their family members had been used as human shields; which explains all brutal deaths. At this point any well balanced human being, not to mention journalist, would either verbally tongue-lash such rubbish, or else punch the swine in the face.
Sadly Bowen disappoints.