Wikipedia:Targeted killing

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Gaps Obfuscation  The Wikipedia page is a general discussion of 'targeted killings' with emphasis on the use of drones by the US under Obama. Israel does not figure in it at all. The multiple Wikipedia pages on "assassinations" are wordy, unclear and one-sided. Only the "Israeli targeted killings" covers assassinations carried out by Israel, and only in a partisan fashion.

The Wikispooks article concentrates on assassinations by Israel of Westerners and Palestinians. Wikipedia has no list of these killings, in contrast to, for example, Russian journalists.

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External Links

  • Wikipedia's "Criticism of Israel" - This very large Wikipedia article (150,000 bytes) 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 "Israeli targeted killings" - This Wikipedia article (30,000 bytes) 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".
  • Wikipedia's "Assassination" - This large Wikipedia article (55,000 bytes) obscures with statements such as "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 "Israel has assassinated Hamas and Hezbollah leaders". Two Israeli political victims are mentioned, the less significant Tourist Minister (victim of Palestinians) getting much more coverage than the Prime Minister.
  • Wikipedia's "Targeted killing" - This Wikipedia article (23,000 bytes) concentrates on US drone killings under Obama and begins with a section "Legal justification".