But as with all such libels, the damage had already been done.
So now, in Gaza, Israel has been accused of massacring Palestinians in a fit of disproportionate violence. Ask yourself one question though - Gaza is a small area densely packed with over a million people - the IDF attacks it for three weeks, and there are less than 1,500 people killed - does that sound like a massacre?
And now that the fighting is over - perhaps only temporarily, as there are widespread reports of Hamas trying to recommence its smuggling operations, etc. - take a look at this article by an Italian journalist and see what this says - very interesting, and directly contrary to the frenzy of anti-Israel condemnation in the media - click here