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May 04, 2005

... And Two Steps Back

Yesterday I mentioned that the Associated Press might be "moving in the right direction" regarding its reporting of Palestinian violations of the road map peace plan.

I spoke too soon.

Mediacrity has pointed out a new AP dispatch which describes the Palestinian Authority's refusal to disarm terrorist groups as a rebuff of "Israeli and U.S. demands."

Rather than describe the PA refusal as a violation of the road map, the reporter instead chose to describe Israel's reaction to this violation in negative terms.

He says that Israel's refusal to hand over more towns until terrorist groups are disarmed comes despite an Israeli pledge, and blames Israel for "add[ing] tension to an already shaky atmosphere."

Read more at Mediacrity.

Palestinian militants patrol the streets of Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip May 4, 2005. (Reuters photo and caption)

Posted by GI at May 4, 2005 04:08 PM