One particular headline caught our eye yesterday because it was so clear, accurate and honest – not words typically associated with UK media reports on Israel. Here’s the headline, in a Telegraph/AFP report on one of yesterday’s many terror attacks, we’re referring to.
The Guardian, on the other hand, chose the following headline to accompany a story by Kate Shuttleworth about the same day’s attacks, in which seven Israelis were injured in four separate stabbing attacks, perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists.
Though the report by Shuttleworth provided few details about the death of the 20-year-old Palestinian at the Shuafat refugee camp, Al Jazeera noted that she reportedly was shot by Israeli forces while soldiers were being attacked by hundreds of stone and firebomb throwing Palestinians during an attempted arrest of a suspect in an earlier attack.
The Israelis intentionally stabbed that day by Palestinians were targeted because they were Jews.
The Palestinian killed at Shuafat was evidently killed when soldiers found themselves confronted by violent Palestinian rioting.
Of course, the fact that the headline focused on the Palestinian, and not the multiple Jewish Israeli victims, would only be surprising to those completely unfamiliar with the Guardian’s institutional bias against the Jewish state.
- Lazy, Sensationalist Journalism Exposed (camera.org)