Guardian publishes false information about IDF attack on Ahmed Jabari

H/T Elder of Ziyon

The Guardian Teacher Network is a site dedicated to helping UK teachers find jobs, focus on a career path and gain resources and ideas to assist in their overall professional development. They even have suggested lesson plans, sample tests and other classroom aids to help teaching professionals with day-to-day challenges.

Here’s another capture from the page:

They also have a teacher’s blog.

Here’s an entry, written by  (a contributing editor to the Guardian teachers network), to help teachers explain to their students the current conflict in Gaza.

Here’s the entire text in Drabble’s post, which is followed by quite a few ‘helpful’ links:

Israel’s assassination of Hamas’ top military commander this week has triggered fears of a whole new surge of violence in Gaza and the Middle East. The Israeli air strike on the Ahmed al-Jabari’s car – which also killed a six-year-old girl and an 11-month old babywas just the first step in a new Israeli military operation to eliminate militants and weapon sites in the Gaza Strip.

Ground troops could follow and Hamas’ armed wing warned that Jabari’s assassination “had opened the gates of hell”. At the time of writing this round-up a rocket strike on southern Israel had killed three people.

In this links bucket we pick out the best news stories, interactives, videos, websites and teaching resources that will help you deal with the issues in class.

Drabble’s contention that the Israeli strike on Jabari “also killed a six-year-old girl and an 11-month old baby” is not correct.  The specific strike on Nov. 14 she’s referring to killed only Jabari and his bodyguard, even according to reports by Hamas.  Drabble is conflating the strike against Drabble with another attack that day which, at least per the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza, resulted in the deaths of a six year old and a baby.

Finally, note that the strap line for the teacher’s blog post reads as follows:

With fears of fresh conflict in Gaza after the assassination of Ahmed a-Jabari, we uncover the best news, teaching resources and websites to help you explain the issues to your students

Not only does the Guardian continually feed their adult readers false information about Israel and the Palestinians, they also inculcate children with such ideologically driven, and often ahistorical, “news” on the Middle East.

Please consider emailing the Guardian’s readers’ editor, Chris Elliott, at to seek a correction.

14 replies »

  1. The Guardian preaches propaganda about Gaza war to teaching professionals.

    Basically what their telling people, when Palestinian terrorists fire missles behind civilians at Israeli civilians, that Israel has no right to fire back.
    That Israel has to accept Islamo fascists terrorizing them and that Hamas using civilians as human shields is not child abuse.
    If you follow that, you get an A+ and you graduate Pallywood school.

  2. By the way, their will be no course on Assad murdering 30,000 of his fellow Syrians.
    Their will be no course on Egypt, when a few months ago, when 15 Egyptian soldiers were killed in the Sinai by some Bedouins.
    What happend next? In a blink of an eye, Egypt sent in a hundred APC and tanks and shot the hell out of the Bedouins all over the Sinai, guilty or not.
    The Guardian will not focus on this.
    Only Israel defending itself is what bothers the Guardian.

  3. This post was revised at 21:00 Israeli time, and contains new information about the errors made by Guardian contributor Emily Drabble.

  4. It is strange that there is no mention of the previous 2 weeks of southern Israel being bombed and that the Southern residents had a massive rally outside the PM office to do something about it.

    This is what lead to the attack. Not elections or anything else.
    What also lead to the escalation was the Attack on Saturday 2 weeks ago on a militery jeep driving along the border, and later the posting of the incident on the net by one of the factions.

  5. Someone should get a screenshot of this
    ‘I have never much liked Jews, irrationally.
    But I think I have every reason, and every right , to venomously dislike every bloody Israeli on the planet. This is what happens when you give people a country. When you recall the terrible suffering wich Jewis people have endured over centuries, the glee wit which they meet out death upon defenceless children is simply astonishing. If only They had created the bloody place in Colorado.’

    On cif thread
    Nice of the poster to admit their anti-semitism

  6. For nausea-inducing propaganda, read Phoebe Greenwood in the Daily Telegraph – perhaps she is a proud recipient of the Guardian Teacher Network’s mythification:

    By Sunday, 140 children had been injured and 10 killed in this latest battle over Gaza. At every pile of rubble I visited, strapped into my flak jacket, cradling my hard helmet marked “Press”, to inspect the remains of the latest Israeli air strike, there were always an inexplicable number of shoes strewn amid the debris, and shoeless children playing.

    • Greenwood writes occasionally for the guardian. In the telegraph she is the anti-israel counterpoint to some pro-israel and neutral articles. In the Guardian she just is.

  7. Has this Ms Drabble taken the time to provide explanations to the ‘Teachers Network’ about any other conflict on the planet?