The New York Times Incentivizes Hamas Violence

In the Sunday New York Times — the most widely read issue of the week — the lead story was about a young Israeli soldier whose bullet ricocheted off the ground and killed a young Palestinian medic who had admitted to being a human shield and who was videoed throwing a smoke bomb. The next day— in the less well-read Monday issue — the Times reported on the murder and torture committed at the hands Afghan troops affiliated with and trained by the American CIA. The piece opens with the troops shooting and burning an entire family including a three-year-old girl. The number of deaths associated with these units (who at times were mistaken for ISIS) could not be verified but accounts put them at hundreds in one month. Apparently, the Times’s editors believe that the Israeli story, involving one soldier who shot one Palestinian under questionable circumstances, deserves wider coverage than deliberate massacres perpetrated by Afghan troops trained by the CIA.

The report’s bias is clear from the introduction of the article and persists throughout the reporting. These reporters constantly characterized as “protesters,” large groups of Palestinians that include violent Hamas fighters who carry weapons and maps of civilian targets. The Times’s reporters portray the “protestors'” goals as “risking their lives to make a point” or “to break through the fence and return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel.” The goal of many of the Hamas fighters was, in actuality, to break through the fence and kidnap and kill Israeli civilians. The report accuses the Israelis of using “a policy that has taken the lives of nearly 200 Palestinians.” Their biased reporting leaves the reader with the impression that all the people killed were civilians, although many were armed Hamas fighters. Even Hamas acknowledges that many of those killed were its combatant fighters.

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