Civilian Target Struck in Gaza & Mainstream Media Fails to Report it. Guess Why.

A target in Gaza has been struck (a deliberate attack on a civilian target no less), and the mainstream media – which usually reports when Israel sneezes, let alone strikes targets in Gaza – is silent.

No prizes for guessing why.

A luxurious seaside resort in the Gaza Strip was attacked with an explosive device, reportedly due to it holding events with male and female guests. 

The Bianco Resort was accused by hardline Muslims of failing to maintain gender segregation, and on Thursday was targeted in an explosion that caused no casualties but damaged a surrounding wall, The Jerusalem Post reported. 

Salafist groups active in the Gaza Strip were accused by Palestinians of being responsible. While marginalized compared to the Iran-linked Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Hamas – which governs Gaza – some Islamic State (IS) inspired groups are present in the Mediterranean enclave. 

The owner of the resort was warned by Salafists against holding a mixed gender concert, but went ahead, the Post reported. 

“Today we went to Bianco Resort to deny the evil before it happens, as this resort will hold a mixed singing party tomorrow on the beach of Beit Lahiya. Therefore, we ask the [Hamas] government to stop this evil before it happens. I call on all preachers and sheikhs to publicly denounce this evil after the owner refused our request not to hold the party,” Issa Miqdad, an individual associated with the Salafist groups in Gaza wrote on Facebook, August 5. 

The owner of the resort, Suhail al-Saqqa, said that he had received permission from Hamas to hold the event. 

In other news, “concentration camp” Gaza has a luxury resort called Bianco.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media