The Associated Press’s news story on the upcoming Great Return March echoes Israeli talking points…
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Over 60 Palestinians have died in the first 54 days of 2023 – one succumbed this week after a 5-year battle for his life following an injury at the hands of Israel during the Great March of Return in Gaza in 2018. (More than 200 Palestinians, including medics & journalists, were killed during the Great Return March protests that went on for 86 weeks.)
The Associated Press shows yet again its affinity for whitewashing Israel’s crimes: this time, downplaying the death of a toddler at the whims of Israel’s harsh permit system. AP rarely covers Palestinian deaths in detail – it’s disappointing that when they did report on one, they misrepresented the context.
In 2018-19, Israel met a Palestinian nonviolent movement with violence week after week – causing 13,000 Palestinian injuries and 234 deaths – then went through the motions of “investigating” its military’s wrongdoing. The Israeli organization B’Tselem and the Palestine Center for Human Rights combined to produce a detailed report deconstructing the Israeli investigation…
German publishing house Axel Springer, which recently acquired Politico & Business Insider, requires from “every employee of our company” a commitment to Israel’s right to exist.
As Israel – recipient of billions of US taxpayer dollars a year – kills, wounds, and abducts Palestinians of all ages, the Associated Press continues its practice of downplaying or omitting news about Israeli violence. Articles highlighted in AP’s Morning Wire newsletter confirm the outlet’s ongoing bias.
Times of Israel editor Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian tweeted about Saturday’s Gaza border protest – using half-truths & Israel-centric reasoning that defies logic
Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the U.S.
AP claims a Gazan rocket broke a weeks-long “cross border calm,” even though Israeli forces had fired missiles into Gaza, shot at Gazans, and invaded Gaza numerous times in the preceding weeks – read the details…
As has too often been the case, Associated Press once again fails the test of good journalism on the subject of Palestine, earning poor marks on accuracy, balance, and context.