Thursday morning (Jan. 29), a Palestinian terrorist committed yet another horrific suicide bombing on a packed Jerusalem bus, killing ten Israelis and injuring more than fifty. Of particular note ? this terrorist was a PA policeman:
|PA Policeman/Terrorist Ali Jaarah|
Palestinian security officials said later Thursday that the bomber was a member of the Palestinian police, from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
All agencies, that is, except one: Reuters completely omitted the terrorist’s occupation as a PA policeman from their reports.
This is just the latest in a long pattern of Reuters’ whitewashing PA collusion in Palestinian terror. Sometimes it’s more subtle ? on Jan. 28, Reuters reported (emphasis added):
The army has destroyed dozens of Palestinian police stations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, accusing security forces of either turning a blind eye to militant groups attacking Israelis or taking part themselves in the three-year-old uprising.
Reuters’ claim that Israel merely ‘accuses’ the PA police of taking part in terrorist activity was inaccurate even before today’s attack. As one of many examples, in January, 2002 a PA policeman was arrested and personally confessed to terrorist acts.
It has become increasingly clear that Reuters has an agenda to obscure facts that cast the PA in a negative light. Reuters has stubbornly refused to respond directly to readers’ complaints, so the time has come for another approach.
Does your local paper carry Reuters articles on the Mideast conflict? If so, HonestReporting encourages you to contact your paper, indicating that given Reuters’ repeated obscuring of key facts, the local paper should switch to a more objective news source ? one that does not regularly whitewash Palestinian terror and PA corruption.
Thank you for your ongoing involvement in the battle against media bias.