The72-Hour Ceasefire in Israel
The72-Hour Ceasefire in Israel
Thewar going on in Israel is one of the focused issues in the world dueto the large casualty and other humanitarian problems. The war isabout the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territorycontrolled by Hamas in the Gaza strip. The war basically started withthe series of Israeli kidnappings and murder of Palestinian teenagersbut it escalated when the Israel defense forces launched theirOperation Protective Edge. With the Muslim celebration of the end ofthe Ramadan, ceasefire talks are needed to retrieve the bodies of thedead soldiers and civilians as well as to identify the casualties ofthe war. The newest 72-hour ceasefire is a significant story to havean international update on what is the condition of the Gaza stripand how the talks should happen in Egypt. I choose this article sinceit is worth following because there is minimal information when thewar starts over again.
AlJazeera, BBCand TheFinancial Times reportabout the talk about the 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip inIsrael. Using the three news sources about the issue, I observedthree major points that are discussed differently. First is theinformation about how the two sides participating in the truce.According to the AlJazeera,both of the sides decided to have the ceasefire and the informationcomes from the US and the UN representatives (Al Jazeera, 2014). TheBBC on the other hand, focused on the issue of having the Israelitroops on the ground. The UN and the US representatives also agreedthat along with the ceasefire talks, the Israeli troops are allowedto stay on ground which causes some of the reports on Israelis firingat Palestinians (Patience, 2014). The Financial times also reportedhow the Israeli troops broke the truce by firing 40 Palestiniansthree hours after the said agreement for 72 hours of ceasefire. Theinformation of the ceasefire also comes from the UN and the USrepresentatives according to TheFinancial Times (Dyer& Reed, 2014). The second point is where the two news sourceshave on common which is the information about the condition in GazaStrip.The BBC and the TheFinancial Times bothrecorded 1460 people dead which are both Palestinians and Israeli.While the Al Jazeera reported 1444 dead. The difference accountedfrom the firing of the Israeli after the truce which was supposed tobe secured by the United Nations. The last point is about theinformation about the talks that should be done in Cairo. The AlJazeera focused on how the delegates of the talks should focused onthe truce while the other two news sources presented some of thefacts on how the ceasefire should be done in Gaza Strip.
Theslight differences in the reports of the three news sources is due tothe method of their writing and their objective or purpose of themessage they want to pass on their readers. The news on AlJazeera focusedon the plans within the situation and condition of the ceasefire. TheBBC news focused on the issues and the failure of ceasefire as theresult of the conditions set by the United Nations. The report of theTheFinancial Times optsto enlighten the readers about the influence and the power of theUnited Nations in controlling the situation in Gaza strip as theresult of the 72-hour ceasefire.
Patience,M. (2014). Gaza 72-hour humanitarian truce by Israel and Hamasbegins. BBC News. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/28596609.
AlJazeera. (2014). Hamas and Israel Agree 72-hour Gaza Ceasefire.Retrieved fromhttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/un-us-announce-72-hour-gaza-ceasefire-2014731214037997737.html.
Dyer,G., & Reed, J. (2014). US and UN secure 72-hour Gaza ceasefire.The Financial Times. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/a82cd366-1889-11e4-933e-00144feabdc0,-00144feabdc0.html.