The destroyed al-Salam Hospital in Mosul, Iraq after US bombing.
Israel's war against terrorist groups in Hamas-ruled Gaza has triggered the usual charges of illegal, disproportionate and excessive force, but the analysis shows that Israel has taken more care to protect civilians than legally required, and has acted more humanely than other countries engaged in similar battles, including the United States in Iraq, Panama, etc., and countries including the US fighting under the United Nations banner in Somalia. (Photo above Copyright 2017 Associated Press)
There is a long history of Palestinian terrorists murdering children and women and desecrating their bodies. As CAMERA tells the Washington Times, this bloody history stretches back more than a century, and it tells us much about the roots of the Israel-Islamist conflict.
A recent USA Today timeline on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is rife with omissions. Intifadas, terror campaigns, rejected peace offers, thousands of dead Israelis, all are but a fraction of what four USA Today reporters left out.
Contrary to CNN's depiction, it wasn’t that this was a “he said she said” issue, and the network just failed by not waiting for the “she said.” The issue was that they took Hamas’s claims at face value, and then they gave the terrorist organization’s claims equal weight to that of Israel’s, notwithstanding the IDF’s claims were backed up by audio and visual evidence.
Hundreds of people sheltering at the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City were killed in an explosion that some have blamed on Israel, but which Israel says was caused by an errant Islamic Jihad rocket. Indeed IJ rockets have caused so much death and destruction in Gaza that Hamas has criticized the group and demanded they pay compensation to families of the dead.
With the advent of couch journalism, we may yet look back longingly at parachute journalism. Adam Schrader's remote reporting on Israel stands out for its abundance of factual errors and partisanship, starting with the astounding claim that Israeli leaders raided the Al Aqsa Mosque.
Weaponized usage of a single key word can propagate an insidious blood libel. CAMERA prompts correction after Reuters mischaracterized confirmed terrorist leaders targeted by Israel as "alleged Islamic Jihad commanders."