Monday, September 26, 2005

Reuters: Israel Mounts New Air Strikes, Hamas Ends Attacks

Courtesy of LGF...

You think you’ve seen it all, but then al-Reuters creates another headline so biased it makes your jaw drop:
Israel mounts new strikes, Hamas ends attacks.

By al-Reuters Palestinian propagandist Nidal al-Mughrabi, of course.

Hamas ends attacks? You mean, since yesterday?

Hamas’s most senior leader, Mahmoud al-Zahar, announced his group’s decision to halt attacks shortly after Israel killed an Islamic Jihad leader in an air strike in a resumption of its policy of targeting militants for assassination.

“The movement declares an end to its operations from the Gaza Strip against the Israeli occupation, which came ... in response to the assaults by the enemy,” Zahar told reporters, adding Hamas would abide by a ceasefire declared in March.

UPDATE at 9/25/05 9:15:09 pm:

You have to read almost to the end before you find this outrageous paragraph, revealing the headline as a blatant lie:

Militants in Gaza from the Popular Resistance Committees and al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, part of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group, fired several rockets into Israel hours after Sunday’s Likud session and after Zahar made his comments.
If this isn't bias, I'm not sure what is.

UPDATE: The more I think about the complete idiocy of Reuters to print this, the more upset I get. This is similar to a first-grade mentality: *Slap!* "Haha, I hit you! Truce! Now you can't hit me back!" Hamas, by last count, had shot over fifty missiles into Israel - ostensibly for an explosion that they caused which killed at least 16 and wounded 100 of their own people. Do the other Palestinians really believe this propaganda, when they saw with their own eyes what really happened? Do they care? Reuters' obsession with "balance" over facts is getting worse and worse. When will they finally cease to be recognized as a "news" organization?!
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