AFP – still distorting PA terror ties

In an HonestReporting communique earlier this week, we noted that Palestinian PM Ahmad Qurei openly admitted to Fatah’s ‘bearing full responsiblity’ for the actions of the terrorist Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.

We called on the media to acknowledge this bond with Fatah in ongoing coverage of the Al Aqsa Brigades. Yet AFP, for one, has not heeded the call. From an AFP report on Tuesday:

The gunman was named as Khaled as-Shimbari, 21, a member of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group loosely linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah party.

Still calling them ‘loosely linked’?! After Qurei’s statement, this is a blatant misrepresentation of reality.

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