One incident. Two articles. Two totally different impressions.
The event in question occurred the day before Christmas, on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. What is established is that a firefight broke out, resulting in the injury of one Israeli soldier and the death of the Palestinian who coordinated regional surveillance for Hamas. It’s also agreed that it was the most serious outbreak since Aug. 26, when a tenuous ceasefire brought the 50-day “Operation Protective Edge” to a close. Beyond that, the two articles paint widely divergent pictures.
The Israeli soldier injured in the Christmas Eve incident is evacuated.
The New York Times, typical of American press reports, headlined its story this way: “Sniper Is Said to Prompt Clash at Gaza Border.” The use of the word “said” suggests to the savvy reader that…
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