A man cries near a coffin during a burial ceremony for his wife and two daughters who died on Saturday during a rocket attack on the village of Arab El Aramshe in northern Israel near the Israeli-Lebanon border, August 6, 2006. REUTERS/Petr Josek (ISRAEL)
Something I had been wondering about: fully one third of the small number of civilians killed in Israel as a result of the war on Lebanon have been members of Arab communities. Ha'aretz suggests one reason:
The same Ha'aretz article gives a clear description of the distance between the information environment of these Arabs and that of Israeli Jews:
Interestingly, in light of this difference, the attitudes of Arabs in Israel reported by Ha'aretz are reported very similarly by Al-Jazeera. The divergence is not the facts, but in the passion elicited about the same information.
What Israel is doing in Gaza and Lebanon makes that statement seem truthful.