THUMBS UP to the Boston Globe's Charles Radin Jerusalem bureau chief, and Globe reporter Dan Ephron for their April 29 article entitled "Claims of massacre go unsupported by Palestinian fighters," which represents an unusual effort to get beyond the "he said/she said" counter-allegations concerning Israel's actions in Jenin. Rather than simply reporting the competing claims of officials on each side, Radin spoke with Palestinian fighters and others on the scene to get their version of events.
The exploitation of Palestinian children in attacks against Israel is a troubling trend which deserves media coverage. Yet, some news outlets did not even cover the story of 11-year-old Abdullah Quran. Others, most notably the Boston Globe and MSNBC's "The Abrams Report," gave the incident the prominence it deserved.