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March 02, 2014

When Media Cover for Palestinian Terror Groups

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A Swiss Air flight hijacked in 1970 by the PFLP

Martin Kramer has excellently exposed how The New York Times covers for Rashid Khalidi ("New York Times: soft spot for Rashid Khalidi?"). (In case it's not clear, the job of a serious newspaper is to cover the PLO spokesman-cum-professor, not cover for him.)

On the other side of the Atlantic, another major media outlet was likewise busy covering for some not-so-nice types. Reporting on the killing of a Palestinian suspected of involvement with a series of a terror attacks, who was shot to death when he refused to surrender during an arrest operation, Agence France Presse stated on Friday:

Neighbours said the dead man was a member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Leftist as in the Israeli Meretz-types who advocate for an immediate Israeli-Palestinian peace deal? No, not so much like that.

The PFLP spearheaded international airlines hijackings in the 1960 and 1970s, carried out hundreds of terror attacks against Israel including the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rechavam Ze'evi, calls for the destruction of Israel, and has been designated a terrorist organization by the European Union as well as the United States.

Posted by TS at March 2, 2014 05:18 AM

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"Leftist" as in Communist.

Posted by: Jacob at March 3, 2014 06:12 PM

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