Reuters distorts reality in report on attack

Reuters report on car ramming attack near Dolev claims "Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver who rammed soldiers".

Nitsan Keidar,

Reuters report on Samaria car ramming attack
Reuters report on Samaria car ramming attack
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The Reuters news agency on Tuesday chose to significantly distort the facts in its report on the car ramming terror attack near the town of Dolev in Samaria, in which three Israeli soldiers were injured.

For starters, the report was entitled “Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver who rammed soldiers in West Bank – army”.

The contents of the report stated that the attack took place in the “occupied West Bank” and then went on to say, “In the last half year, Palestinian attacks have killed 28 Israelis and two visiting U.S. citizens. Israeli forces have killed at least 192 Palestinians, 131 of whom Israel says were assailants. Many others were shot dead in clashes and protests.”

“Factors driving the violence include Palestinian bitterness over stalled statehood negotiations and the growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, increased Jewish access to a disputed Jerusalem shrine and Islamist-led calls for Israel's destruction,” the Reuters report continued.

Arutz Sheva informed the Foreign Ministry of the distortions in the report, and it said it was dealing with the issue.

This is not the first time that international media has shown bias against Israel in reporting about the ongoing terror wave.

With the almost daily attacks against Israelis over the past few months, readers have been able to see continual trends of media outlets refusing to portray Palestinians as anything other than the victims of Israeli violence.

After government bodies issued reprimands to several organizations, the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee invited members of the Foreign Press Agency (FPA) to explain themselves.

The FPA responded with a letter acknowledging that "in a few isolated incidents of reports about events only a few minutes after they took place, inaccurate reports were made. These reports were corrected as quickly as possible after various officials, including spokespeople for the State of Israel, brought them to the editors' attention."

Despite the pledge, many of these same inaccuracies continue to show up, and are often not corrected even numerous hours after all facts are available.




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