Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Reuters clock runs backwards

In a story about an increase in Palestinian protests, Reuters' Tom Perry writes:
Israeli soldiers have fired dozens of teargas canisters at protesters who have in turn pelted them with rocks. Six villagers were arrested during the most recent Nabi Saleh protest, activists said.
This account would suggest that Israeli soldiers initiated the violence by firing teargas followed by Palestinian protesters responding with rock-throwing.  Is this credible?

No and no.

Perry then goes on to assert:
International criticism has also focused on a blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza, where conditions have gone from bad to much worse.
Perhaps Tom ought to take a shopping trip to Gaza.

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