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    Inside Story Americas - Gaza and the US media narrative

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    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    It's a familiar story: Israel bombards the densely populated Gaza Strip, and a US president defends its right to do so due to the rocket fire from the Occupied Territory. As the number of Palestinian casualties grow, both US politicians and media express sympathy, but point out that the 'militants' brought it on themselves with their constant aggression. As far as television coverage is concerned, the watchword is balance. No description of Palestinian suffering can be aired without a reminder of the suffering in Israel.