Media Malpractice

The headline reads:  Israel kills Gaza gunman along tense border The article is short and vile: JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian gunman suspected of trying to plant explosives beneath a fence at the border with Gaza, the Israeli military said on Sunday. Soldiers on Sunday recovered the remains of the gunman alongside an assault rifle, a statement from the Israeli military spokesman said. None of the militant groups in the Hamas Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip claimed responsibility for the incident, which Israel said occurred after dark on Saturday. The tense frontier has been largely quiet since an Egyptian-brokered truce silenced a violent outbreak last month when Israel killed 25 Palestinians in air strikes launched at Gaza, most of them militants, and gunmen fired 200 rockets at Israel. (Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Alison Williams) It doesn't take a genius to see that the story-telling is warped in order to promote several falsehoods. The...(Read Full Post)