Harking back to 2015, when mainstream media outlets routinely published headlines falsely casting Palestinian perpetrators as victims, two leading wire services once again offer up headlines turning a reported Palestinian assailant into the victim.
While hundreds of rockets were being launched from Gaza at Israelis, several Washington Post dispatches showcased what is wrong with the newspaper’s reporting on the Jewish state.
In another example of how the newspaper covers up Palestinian responsibility for the conflict, Palestinian Islamic Jihad's terrorism is downplayed and presented as "resistance" to the "Israeli occupation."
CAMERA prompts correction after Reuters today understated the number of Israelis forced to run for shelter during hundreds of rocket attacks, citing "thousands." In fact, with the rockets targeting several large cities, more than a million Israelis fled to shelters.
NPR covers ups casualties among Islamic Jihad members launching rockets by falsely reporting they were killed as bystanders in the initial strike against their commander.
With the insertion of just three words, Agence France Presse manages to completely distort the very nature of Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket attacks against Israeli civilians and the Israeli army's air strikes targeting terrorists and their weaponry. Thus, numerous AFP articles and captions today refer to the violent exchange as "tit-for-tat," language which denotes equivalency.
UPDATED: Islamic Jihad fired a rocket which slammed into a highway in Gan Yavne, in central Israel, narrowly missing passing cars. CAMERA prompts correction after The New York Post incorrectly located that intersection "near Israel-Gaza border."
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.
The New York Times doesn't have a policy to avoid using the word "terrorist." So why did it scrub that word from coverage of Israel's strike on senior Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu Al Ata?
In recent articles, Haaretz alleges that the reasons for the 2017 arrest of Khalida Jarrar, a former Palestinian lawmaker, are "still classified" despite the fact that its own coverage at the time noted that the army cited her increased activity with the PFLP terror group.