Those who get their Middle East news from the BBC will not have heard about any of the following.
At around 2 a.m. on the night between September 18th and 19th – the eve of the Succot holiday – residents of the Hof Ashkelon area were awakened by sirens warning of an incoming missile from the Gaza Strip.
As noted on a UN website, the ‘Coalition of Palestinian Youths of Intifada’ has called for a ‘day of rage’ on Friday September 27th to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the second Intifada. That same group’s Facebook account includes instructions on how to make petrol bombs. Meanwhile, Hamas leader (and occasional Guardian contributor) Mousa Abu Marzouk recently informed his Facebook friends that Palestinians “are facing a political failure for the Palestinian Authority and the beginning of a new popular intifada against Israel”.