Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Allyn Fisher-Ilan forgets a little something

In a story on the approaching fifth anniversary of the kidnapping and imprisonment of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit by the terrorist group Hamas, Reuters correspondent Allyn Fisher-Ilan writes blankly:
He has not had any visits from the International Commission of the Red Cross.
Aw, the Red Cross must be otherwise engaged visiting Hamas prisoners held in Israel for murdering Jewish civilians.

Actually of course, the reason the ICRC has not visited Shalit is not for want of trying but because Hamas refuses to respect international law and allow any humanitarian organization to visit him or verify his health and holding conditions.  This information is material to the story but Fisher-Ilan willfully withholds it from readers.

Carry on Allyn; carry on.

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