The headline makes clear that the man in Paris who was shot dead was the would-be perpetrator of an attack. In contrast, let’s take a look at The Times’ headline for a brief news item about three Palestinian attackers who were shot dead:
Slaying on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack; French police shoot a man in a suspect vest with a knife who yells ‘Allahu akbar!’ as he tries to enter a station (Emphasis added.)
WEST BANK: 3 Palestinians in assaults slain
Palestinians brandishing knives attacked Israeli soldiers in two incidents in the West Bank before forces opened fire, killing three assailants, the military said, in the latest violence in almost four months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers.
The Israeli military said three Palestinians wielding knives rushed at troops at the Gush Etzion junction near Jerusalem, prompting the soldiers to open fire, killing two of them. The third attacker was wounded and taken to a hospital.
About two hours later, a Palestinian tried to stab soldiers near the West Bank city of Hebron before he was shot and killed by forces, the military said.
Notably, The Times brief about the Palestinian attacks was drawn from an Associated Press article and AP’s original headline accurately and clearly stated: “Israel army: 3 Palestinians killed after attacking soldiers.”