ALL our media is correctly critical about the invasion and destruction of a sovereign country, Ukraine, by Russia.

So why is it that this standard of outrage is so measurably absent when Jenin, a town within the Palestinian Authority, is invaded and attacked by the Israeli armed forces who murder a journalist trying to report this illegal invasion!?

Our press should be suitably angry when a journalist, wearing a flak jacket clearly marked “PRESS” and surrounded by similarly identified reporters (one of whom was shot in the back), is obviously deliberately targeted with a headshot by a marksman.

READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon condemns 'disgraceful' Israeli police at Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral

This was further emphasised by the Israeli occupation forces’ attack on her coffin and mourners during the funeral the next day.

All journalists and their employers should be outraged by the murder of their press colleague who had worked for Al Jazeera for 25 years.

Shireen Abu Akleh, aged 51, was trying to report an Israeli army attack on the civilian people of Jenin, a town of about 40,000 with a further 10,000 refugees.

She was a well-respected journalist of many years’ experience in Palestine.

However, many of the so-called respected sources, such as the New York Times and some TV news channels, have even suggest non-existent “confrontations”.

Norman Lockhart

IT was terrible to read of the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and then go into my local co-op and see avocados from Israel, probably grown on stolen Palestinian land.

It may be that our politicians are afraid to speak up about theft and invasion when it applies to Israel and if they think Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions is a step too far, fearing a backlash from the propaganda machine, it worries me as to how spineless they are.

READ MORE: Mark Brown: Death of Al Jazeera journalist highlights need to support Palestine

I stand to be corrected but under Scots Law if someone steals land and builds on it or grows on it the resulting building or produce belongs to the legal owner.

Theft is theft, and a crime.

Richard Easson

THE announcement that the University of Edinburgh and Babcock International Group are to open a new test facility at Rosyth is an encouraging step forward in harnessing our natural resources to provide the electric power we need.

The FastBlade Test facility is designed to enable the development and stress testing of Turbine blades in an environment more akin to a Lab, rather than the harsher open seas. Lifetime reliability can be assessed, thus reducing significant outages and blade replacement.

READ MORE: World’s first tidal turbine testing centre opens in Rosyth, Fife

While wind generation through ScotWind is already well developed, but has a bit to go yet, tidal was late to the party but seems to be making progress.

Many commentators have jumped on the power gap of renewable systems, between capacity and demand.

Tidal power may answer these nay-sayers and, as my mum would have said, “set their gas at a peep”, by filling this apparent power gap.

The driving force of the moon will continue to deliver its gravitational force for years to come. The heading of the University of Edinburgh piece to the media, “Time and Tide wait for No Man”, is very appropriate.

This is another “good news” story, for the university, Rosyth, and Scotland.

Alistair Ballantyne
Birkhill, Angus

ANENT CP Connor’s reflections on the Minister for Brexit Justification (Letters, May 15), I wonder how many of you readers remember Lavinia Derwent’s Tales of Tammy Troot on BBC Children’s Hour?

One of that fish’s friends, I think it was Rab the Rat, had an expletive he employed when their game of “Cuddy Loup The Dyke” went awry or other mishaps befell: “Govey Dick!” he would exclaim.

Was he 70 years ahead of his time?

Richard Douglas
via email

DO you think Debate Night is turning into Question Time? on Wednesday night it appeared to turn into the Anas Sarwar show. He was allowed to talk incessantly spouting utter drivel, with Steven Jardine blocking all interventions by other panel members apart from a Tory lord and a Tory crime writer. Well, her contributions were certainly criminal.

READ MORE: Debate Night felt like a Scottish Labour party political broadcast

The audience was an even split between Tory and Labour; if there were Greens or SNP supporters I certainly didn’t see or hear them.

It’s obvious that the BBC has failed to represent all panelists equally, so that’s another programme scrubbed from my watch list. It’s so blatant they don’t even try to hide it.

Pat O’Neill

NICE to see the Queen up and about at the races again, and wasn’t it nice of our compliant media not to address the elephant in the room of her not wearing a seatbelt in the car?

Steve Cunningham