In an e-mail puff for Newsnight the reporter/commentator/ Hamas publicist Mark Urban writes…
“The British War Cemetery in Gaza is an oasis of greenery and calm, or at least it used to be. In January the place was hit with tank, artillery and mortar fire. As we’ve discovered, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is now pressing the Israeli government for £95,000 compensation. I’ve been to the cemetery to find out what happened, but also on a personal quest. It’s not long since I discovered my own great uncle, Walter Holmes, a soldier of the Isle of Wight Rifles was killed in Gaza in 1917. His grave is one of near 3,700 in that graveyard, and I wanted to know whether it had been damaged.”
I wonder why he doesn’t also go to Hamas and demand some compensation from them. Compensation for having no doubt stationed their rocket, mortar and anti-aircraft gun crews in the same hallowed area, thus bringing down the wrath of Israel’s armed forces when they finally decided that enough was enough!
But once again, there I go, expecting balance from an unbalanced organisation!