There are, it is often said, but two certainties in life: death and taxes. But there are other occurrences that one can fairly predict: Islamist terrorists will use human shields, ensconcing themselves among civilians while plotting and perpetrating attacks. And when their preeminent target is the Jewish state, the press will do its utmost to give them cover.
Take, for example, a March 10 Washington Post report on an Israeli counterterror raid in Nablus, a town in the Palestinian Authority-ruled West Bank (Judea and Samaria). The Post’s nearly 1,900-word “investigation” used four reporters and 3D imagery to examine the Feb. 22 counterterrorist operation. That is a great deal of time and resources for a newspaper to invest, particularly one enduring major budget cuts.
(Note: Read the rest of CAMERA’s March 21, 2023 JNS Op-Ed here)