Reuters Editorializing

Reuters reports that Israel reinstated 15,000 Palestinian work permits today. The reporter includes this comment:

150,000 Palestinians [previously] made a living in Israel, so Sunday’s restoration of 15,000 Israeli work permits is still only a drop in the ocean.

No, a drop in the ocean would be one work permit. 15,000 is fully 10%, and a risky loosening of anti-terror policy. Even the Palestinian official quoted by Reuters called it “an important step.”

This is an ostensibly objective news report — how does Reuters justify such blatant editorializing by the journalist, Shahdi al-Kashif, who seems to take a more anti-Israel line than the Palestinians he reports on?

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