Hamas Minister Fathi Hamad revealed that 600-700 Hamas and affiliated fighters were lost in the Israeli Cast Lead operation, refuting the claim, given credence in the Goldstone Report, that Palestinian fatalities were overwhelmingly non-combatants.
The mindset at The New York Times is to indict Israel and let no facts stand in the way. This is made clear—yet again— in the newspaper's editorial about Israel's latest military operation to stop rocket fire. The column uses any kind of evasion to arrive at its desired message: "Blame Israel."
The Israeli Defense Forces "Pillar of Defense" Operation., was launched with the targeting of Ahmed Jabari, the leader of Hamas' terrorist wing. Many media outlets, however, forget the sequence of events that led to this operation. CAMERA provides a timeline of events. We will continue to update this timeline.
When describing the CIA's program of anti-terrorist drone strikes, the Associated Press acknowledges that critics call them assassinations, officials disagree, and avoids weighing in. But when Israel strikes, such nuance disappears.
In response to communication from CAMERA, CNN editors vastly improve yesterday's egregious coverage of Gaza violence which had omitted mention of Israeli injured, had stated that an Israeli army jeep was "target[ed]" whereas it was actually hit, and had reversed cause and effect.
Yitzhak Laor claims that, in the first Lebanon war, the IDF "blew up the mosque in Ain al-Hilweh with hundreds of people barricaded inside, including children." His own source does not support his baseless claim, the latest Laor blood libel.
Sami Awad tells one story about the death of his grandfather, Elias. His uncle Alex tells another.
Aside from a photograph contradicting Amira Hass' claim that the Samouni family could not remove casualties for two weeks, there's another problem with her story: a key passage is plagiarized from B'Tselem. And, in yet another egregious ethical breach, Ha'aretz quietly scrubs its online article.
A Palestinian teen reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops was in fact arrested by police in Egypt after he crossed into that country from Gaza, leaving the news media that reported on the supposed killing with a dilemma: Inform misled readers, or just ignore the new information?
Ha'aretz's most prominent headline and lead story today claim an Israeli government reports says that two army officers were disciplined "for using white phosphorous." In fact, the report said the reprimand was for unjustified artillery fire.