During this morning paper review on The Andrew Marr Show, Andrew Marr made the following statement:
The Middle East is aflame again. There's lots of Palestinian kids being killed further south as well by the Israeli forces.
As a context-free assertion of Israeli villainy that's surely pretty hard to beat.
According to Gaza's Hamas-run Health Ministry, three Palestinian children (two 17 year olds and a 16 year old) have been killed over the past couple of weeks during the violent Hamas-organised anti-Israel protests on the Gaza border.
To describe this as "lots of Palestinian kids being killed...by the Israeli forces" is typical of the kind of casual, inflammatory slur that so often gets slung in Israel's direction.
I'd have expected better from Andrew Marr.