Al Jazeera's absurd headline

Qatari news site focuses only on deaths of terrorists, casts doubt that terror attack occurred.

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Gary Willig,

Al Jazeera head offices in Doha, Qatar
Al Jazeera head offices in Doha, Qatar
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Al Jazeera, a Qatari news website mired in accusations of anti-Semitism, further disgraced itself in its reporting of this morning's terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Three Arab terrorists opened fire at Lions Gate in Jerusalem's Old City as they descended from Friday prayers at the Temple Mount, wounding two police officers critically. A third victim was lightly wounded. The terrorists were later neutralized.

Al Jazeera chose to focus on the deaths of the attackers.

Jerusalem: Palestinians killed after 'shooting attack' read the headline of the Arab news site, without noting that anyone was responsible for the shooting.

The description casts further doubt that the terrorists had committed any attack. "Israeli police shoot dead three Palestinian suspects after they allegedly opened fire on Israelis near Al Aqsa compound."

This week, the United Arab Emirates, a Gulf Arab state, accused Al Jazeera of promoting anti-Semitism.

The United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash wrote in a letter to UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein that Al-Jazeera had "promoted anti-Semitic violence by broadcasting sermons by the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi".

Qaradawi, he added, had "praised Hitler, described the Holocaust as 'divine punishment', and called on Allah to 'take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people... and kill them, down to the very last one.








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