On April 10th the BBC News website published a report titled “Palestinian killed during funeral clash in West Bank” which is notable on two counts relating to context and impartiality. Readers are told that:
“A Palestinian man has been shot dead in clashes with Israeli troops at the funeral of a militant in the southern West Bank, hospital officials say. […]
An Israeli military spokesperson said soldiers had opened fire after funeral-goers threw rocks and petrol bombs.
The clashes took place in the town of Beit Ummar, near Hebron.”
That information is broadly consistent with reports appearing in other media outlets, but some important items of context are omitted.
“…during the funeral, in…
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