On August 28th a filmed report titled “Bullet shatters Palestinian cyclist’s Asian Games dream” was posted on the BBC News website’s ‘Middle East’ page.
“The Asian Games continues in the Indonesian capital Jakarta until 2 September, with 18,000 athletes participating.
One Palestinian cyclist could not fulfil his dream of competing after he was shot during a Gaza strip demonstration, which has left Alaa Al-Daly with one leg. But he is determined to not let it stop him cycling.”
Together with the interviewee’s unconfirmed and unquestioned account of his story, viewers see statements from the BBC itself which once again reinforce its chosen narrative concerning the ‘Great Return March’.
“Alaa’s dream was to represent Palestine at the Asian Games. But an Israeli bullet put an end to his dream.
On 30 March, Alaa was taking part in what has been called “The Great March of Return” at…
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