Guardian headline omits fact that Palestinians were killed AFTER attacking Israelis

The Guardian has once again published a report on terror attacks with a headline that not only focuses on the fate of those who initiated the violence, but fails to even inform readers that the Palestinians were killed only after attempting to attack Israeli security forces.  The Guardian’s version of an Associated Press (AP) report, on multiple terror incidents in the West Bank, published earlier in the day, led with this headline:

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It’s only in the strap line, and then in the opening passage, that we’re told Israeli security forces were under attack before the Palestinians were shot.

Tellingly, the original AP article (which included information on additional terror incidents during the day) did in fact note in the headline that the Palestinians killed were “attackers”.

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Remarkably, even Al Jazeera’s headline accompanying their own report on attacks in the West Bank that day managed to note that the Palestinians died while carrying out ‘alleged’ attacks.

See here for additional examples, at other media outlets, of egregiously biased or inaccurate terror-related headlines. 

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18 replies »

  1. Of course, the Guardian acknowledges the attacks as only “alleged”, their favorite method of diverting attention from the FACT that Israelis were attacked and responded to defend themselves.

    • The Guardian never forgets that Israelis are Jews (even if the particular Israeli we are discussing might be Christian, Moslem, Hindu etc) and Jews need to be properly grateful for being allowed to exist at all, as they have been through the millennia. Now that isn’t antisemitism but the proper treatment of Jews so they know their place. They’re too clever by half (often said) to be allowed to determine their own destiny

  2. Great post about Al Jazeera’s headline.

    I wonder if al jazeera’s continued inappropriate use of ‘alleged’ could actually change the meaning of the word so in the future it will be understood to mean ‘so they definitely did it then’.

  3. Ever hear of a Jew trying to stab a muslim? No. Because Jewish parents do not teach their children to kill. When a Jew kills anyone, he or she is thrown in jail. When a muslim kills a Jew, they name streets after that murderer.