AFP Reports Disputed Claim About IDF’s Use of Live Fire as Fact

UPDATED: AFP amends multiple captions which had stated as fact that the Israeli army fired live ammunition during a clash in Nablus despite the fact that Palestinian witnesses and the Israeli military agree that only rubber bullets and tear gas were used.

Did Media Pass Off Palestinian Rocket as Israeli Missile?

The New York Times runs a front-page AFP photo of a projectile over Gaza City, identifying it as an "Israeli missile." The founder of Israel's missile defense program says the projectile resembles a Palestinian rocket, not an Israeli missile.

AFP Caption Whitewashes Islamic Jihad Terrorist

An Agence France Presse photo caption whitewashes an Islamic Jihad terrorist killed while he was reportedly preparing to fire rockets at Israel, saying only that Mohammed Hamuda was a Palestinian killed in an Israeli air strike.

Through the Smoke, Reuters’ Double Standard: Fires in Lebanon, Israel

Reuters captions about burning fields in southern Lebanon clearly identify the blaze's cause: an Israeli shell. In contrast, Reuters captions about damage in Israel fail to identify the cause: the Hezbollah anti-tank missile attack which prompted the Israeli response. Reuters' double standard is consistent with incomplete captions about Palestinian arson attacks in southern Israel.

DPA Corrects Captions: Rocket Attacks On Israel Are Actual, Not Alleged

CAMERA prompts correction of numerous Deutsche Presse-Agentur photo captions today which erroneously referred to hundreds of rocket attacks on Israel as "alleged," as if it wasn't yet certain that Gaza terrorists have carried out hundreds of these attacks since yesterday morning.

In New York Times Israel Coverage, Anything Goes

A photo caption misidentifies a billboard showing the Prime Minister alongside far-right politicians as "a campaign ad for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies." In fact, it's an ad for the competing Blue and White party, keen to paint Netanyahu as a close ally of extremists.

At Reuters, Another “Incident” Strikes

"What does it show?" Reuters Handbook of Journalism says captions must answer this question. Why then have Reuters captions repeatedly whitewashed Palestinian attacks against Israelis as "incidents," not even stating that an attack took place?