11/27 Update: Prompted by CAMERA's critique, PolitiFact and Poynter reviewed, archived and replaced a story that had misled readers on several counts and suggested there was no merit to the charge that Hamas decapitated Israeli babies.
The only source for the allegations of sexual violence by Israeli forces that several United Nations "experts" were willing to point to was a public report by an organization called Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC). Given that this is all the public has to go on to scrutinize the allegations, it is worth examining WCLAC’s report.
Couch journalist Adam Schrader branches into a new speciality: hang glider journalism, or shilling for Hamas post-Oct. 7, 2023. Swooping in with great conviction and few facts, the international breaking news editor whitewashes and justifies Hamas' heinous atrocities.
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.
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.
On January 14, communities across the globe marked 100 days since Israeli hostages were abducted to Gaza. When an Israeli soccer player in Turkey was arrested for doing the same, the New York Times cast it as a martial reference, and refused to correct their misrepresentation.
AP runs more than 1200 words on the Israeli military's allegedly unprovoked fatal shooting of Osaid Rimawi, "a high school student studying to become a barber," never once mentioning that he was a Hamas member.