Friday, February 04, 2005

The Voice of Prejudice

Monday...

A 10 year old Palestinian girl in Gaza died from gunfire. Palestinians nearby blamed IDF tank fire shrapnel. Many quoted a U.N. official who said the shooting came from the direction of a nearby Israeli army post.

Agence France-Presse
Palestinian schoolgirl shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza

Knight Ridder Newspapers
The Israeli military is investigating claims that its soldiers fatally shot a 10-year-old Palestinian in the face and wounded her 7-year-old schoolmate Monday in their schoolyard in the southern Gaza town of Rafah.

Reuters
Israeli gunfire killed a Palestinian girl at a U.N.-run school Monday, witnesses said, and militants shelled Jewish settlements in response.

BBC News
Witnesses blamed Israeli troops, but Israel said an initial investigation suggested they were not responsible.


Tuesday...

The Palestinian Information Center
On Monday, an Israeli sniper murdered a ten-year-old Palestinian school girl as she was about to enter classroom. Palestinian sources described the cold-blooded killing as "killing for fun."


In almost every story, false "revenge motive" attributed, giving Palestinians "permission" to blast Israelis.

Associated Press
The killing of a 10-year-old Palestinian girl in a Gaza schoolyard Monday prompted Islamic militants to fire mortar shells at Jewish settlements and endangered an unofficial cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians.

Mortar fire from Palesinians had been going on for days and had not ceased.


AND THE TRUTH COMES OUT...

Jerusalem Post
The Palestinians arrested a [Palestinian] suspect in Monday's murder of Nuran Dib, on Tuesday evening. The man reportedly fired shots into the air; one of those shots hit the girl.


Thursday...

Aljazeera
On the afternoon of 31 January 2005, Israeli sniper fire ripped through her face as she stood in her school's courtyard, lining up for afternoon assembly.

So the damage goes on.


How many non-Israeli news outlets reported the correction...

Palestinian gunfire killed the girl?
I challenge you to try and find one.

In the world of false "news" reported as real, we all are the victims.

We have an entire generation raised on this kind of reporting.


2 Comments:

Blogger Gindy said...

They are always quick to report fiction against Israel as fact. They are always slow to take it back and appologize for their haste(they never appologize).

February 4, 2005 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

Drae, thanks for the chronology. I wish MSM would make at least half the effort you have, but alas, it might mean they'd have to open their eyes and we can't have that now, can we?

February 6, 2005 at 2:49 PM  

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