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Israeli targeted killings Israeli targeted killings
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Bias  All the Wikipedia pages on "assassinations" are wordy treatments showing great selectivity and bias.

The large Wikipedia article on "Assassinations" (55,000 bytes) is a general discussion of 'targeted killings' with emphasis on the use of drones by the US under Obama. There is no listing of these killings, Israel or otherwise, anywhere in the Wikipedia, which is very different from the situation of, say, Russian journalists. {A table of all such deaths, part of a detailed discussion accompanied by lists (including "all violent, premature and unexplained" deaths of "reporters, editors, cameramen, photographers") appears here).

The Wikipedia article obscures the fact that, for, at least 50 years, Israel was the main (almost only) nation which carried out these killings. Deceiving statements include "many allege that ... covert and illegal training of assassins continues today, with Russia, Israel, the U.S., Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and other nations accused" and quotes such as "[T]here are strong reasons to believe that the Israeli policy of targeted killing is not the same as assassination". Two Israeli political victims are mentioned, the less significant Tourist Minister (victim of Palestinians) getting much more coverage than their murdered Prime Minister.

Only the "Israeli targeted killings" covers assassinations carried out by Israel, and then only in a partisan fashion with few cases mentioned.

The Wikispooks article concentrates on assassinations by Israel of Westerners, Palestinians around the world and Palestinians in their homeland.

Related Wikispooks Pages

  • Wikipedia's "Criticism of Israel" - This very large Wikipedia article (150K) has a brief passage suggesting that Israel is under considerable criticism for assassinations but points the reader to heavily distorted "Israeli targeted killings" article below. Persistent reference is made to antisemitism as a major factor.
  • Wikipedia's "Targeted killing" - This Wikipedia article (23K) concentrates on US drone killings under Obama and begins with a section "Legal justification".
  • Wikipedia's "Israeli targeted killings" - This Wikipedia article (30K) is heavily loaded in favour of the Israeli narrative. It claims a 1:30 civilian/target casualty rate in 2008 which it quotes Alan Dershowitz as calling "the lowest civilian to combatant casualty ratio in history in the setting of combating terrorism".