Myths about the fighting in Gaza multiply everyday. For example, Rashid Khalidi in a New York Times op-ed provided multiple examples of Gaza myths in an article purporting to do the opposite. (updated Jan. 19)
Following violent clashes pitting the Israeli Army against a combination of Palestinian civilians, uniformed Palestinian security forces, and Yasir Arafat's plainclothed Tanzim militias - Amnesty International denounced Israel's actions and the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1322, condemning Israel for "excessive use of force" in attempting to protect the lives of its soldiers and civilians. Does Israel really use "excessive force?"
During the recent fighting Islamic Jihad fired at least 935 rockets and mortars at Israel, about 160 of them falling short and hitting Gaza. The errant rockets likely accounted for almost half the current Gaza death toll.
The Times of Israel updated its piece after suggesting police lied about being pelted with objects. The new piece reflects reporting that police prevented funeral attendees from making off with the casket against the family's wishes.
The New York Times twists and contorts in order to draw an equivalence between innocent Israeli Jews, Arabs, and Druze mowed down by terrorists and Palestinians killed while attacking Israeli soldiers.
By rewriting history and erasing inconvenient events, NPR tells a tall tale of Palestinian leaders behaving responsibly after September 11, and of Israel being responsible for Palestinian suicide bombing attacks on Israeli civilians
Are Hamas casualty figures are trustworthy? Are both sides guilty of war crimes? Is there nowhere in Gaza from where to launch rockets without endangering civilians? Is Tel Aviv a human shield?
Unable or unwilling to portray Israel in an entirely good light, a New York Times article about the Israeli Directorate of Defense Research & Development's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic begins by casting the department in derogatory terms that Israel’s enemies might use. (Photo Nehemia Gershuni-Aylho www.NGPhoto.biz)
CAMERA prompts correction of a Gideon Levy column which had falsely stated in Haaretz's English (but not Hebrew) edition that an army tractor slammed into a crowd of Palestinian demonstrators in Kafr Qaddum.
Why does the New York Times want its readers to wrongly believe that Palestinian gunmen and bombers struck down while engaged in combat were killed while merely "demonstrating"?
The newspaper speaks of two Jordanians killed in a "confrontation" with an Israeli embassy guard. Why does it avoid mentioning that one of those Jordanians first stabbed the guard?
Too often, Vox reporters give the impression they're improvising their way through the news, delivering "facts" that might feel right to the reporter, but aren't actually true. Most recently: Vox claims Palestinian rockets in the days before the 2014 Gaza war were a "response" to Israeli airstrikes.