Compelling evidence has emerged indicating that UNRWA employees took part in the October 7 massacre. As CAMERA tells the Algemeiner, this is part of a long-standing pattern at the UN agency. The Washington Post, however, ignores the long history, and sordid mission, of UNRWA.
As CAMERA has repeatedly documented, there is a pattern of CNN reports lobbing horrific allegations at Israel based on exceedingly thin evidence and lots of insinuation. It’s a standard, or practice, akin to tabloid journalism – a standard certainly not appropriate for serious journalism or serious accusations like that of war crimes.
It is a well documented fact that Hamas committed acts of sexual violence on October 7. But in the latest example of its fall from journalistic grace, the Washington Post raises doubts that such evil acts occurred. As CAMERA tells JNS, this is to the Post's eternal shame.
AP's Julia Frankel falsely reports that under the intermin peace deals, "the self-rule government was meant to expand and eventually run a future Palestinian state." In Frankel's telling, the still stateless Palestinians have no responsibility for their current state of affairs, including West Bank economic hardship born of Hamas' Oct. 7 atrocities.
UPDATE: Reuters corrects a video which falsely reported that Israel has ordered the evacuation of over one million Palestinians in Rafah southward. Any evacuation of Palestinians in Rafah further south would mean evacuation into Egypt, and Israel has absolutely not ordered the evacuation of Palestinians onto Egyptian territory.
Khaled Gharabli, the international affairs analyst notorious for routinely misplacing all semblance of impartiality and accuracy when it comes to Israel, has been notably absent from the French public broadcaster for the last two months, It is still early, though, to talk about a true wind of change at France 24’s Arabic service.
To make such an eye-popping claim in the headline based solely on one man’s hearsay is irresponsible journalism. It comes across as either clickbait or an effort to advance a partisan narrative.
Given CNN’s fondness for investigations, one is left to wonder: why isn’t CNN devoting any substantial effort to holding UNRWA to account by asking the hard questions of the agency?
Common distortions include omitting the 2005 disengagement from Gaza and the subsequent election of a group sworn to Israel's destruction to power in the territory, promoting anti-Israel propagandists, and ignoring the numbers of casualties that are reported to be Hamas fighters. In addition, at least two commentators called on the US to force Israel essentially to surrender.
The Washington Post has a favorite source: Hamas. As CAMERA tells JNS, the newspaper is determined to parrot the terrorist group's propaganda.