Saturday, March 17, 2012

Palestinian stabs Israeli on train; Reuters AWOL

On Thursday, a female Israeli soldier was stabbed within inches of her heart while traveling on the Jerusalem light railway.  A Palestinian Arab suspect was arrested a short time later near Ramallah.

Reuters fails to report on the incident, which is not unusual gatekeeping for an agency committed to providing public relations on behalf of the Palestinians.

Of particular note, is that the suspect would almost certainly have disappeared into that portion of Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank") under Palestinian control had Israel not been operating a checkpoint at Qalandiya between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Of course, experience shows that had Reuters covered the story, the agency's correspondents would have focused on the "daily humiliation" of Israeli checkpoints.

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