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September 05, 2016

AFP Misleads Again, This Time About World Vision


In an article today about doubts in Gaza regarding Israel's case against World Vision's Mohammed al-Halabi, charged with diverting tens of millions of dollars in aide to Hamas, Agence France Presse claims ("Gazans, NGO question Israeli charges against aid worker"):

The German and Australian governments, as donors, have additional mechanisms including external audits and they have found no major concerns.

Both the German and Australian governments have suspended their aid to World Vision, a rather unusual response for those who have allegedly cleared the aid organization of significant wrongdoing. While AFP itself noted on Aug. 11 that "Germany and Australia have suspended aid to World Vision," today's story completely omits this fact, leaving readers with the impression that Germany and Australia have cleared the organization.

CAMERA was not able to independently verify the claim that the two governments carried out audits which revealed no significant wrongdoing on the part of World Vision. CAMERA has requested that AFP either substantiate the claim, or correct. In addition, the fact that Germany and Australia cut off aid to World Vision should be added to the story.

In a separate AFP article today ("Jerusalem police kill Palestinian would-be attacker"), the influential wire agency deviates from its standard formulation regarding Palestinian fatalities. Today's article omits the key point that the majority of those Palestinians killed were carrying out attacks against Israelis. The incomplete passage is:

Violence has surged in the Palestinian Territories and Israel since October 2015, costing the lives of 223 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans and one Eritrean and Sudanese respectively, according to a tally by AFP.

This article omits the following critical information which appears in other AFP articles:

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

CAMERA has contacted editors to request that they add this key information.

See also from today: "AFP Misleads on Gaza 'Food Shortages'"

Posted by TS at September 5, 2016 07:31 AM


Does Agence France-Presse (AFP) have no shame?
AFP's main reporter about Israel for the last 10 years is a Fatah Arafat apologist named Abu Baker.
Camera exposes this liar and the fact AFP is using Abu Baker to report about Israel is a travesty.
Here is the article about this.

Posted by: Barry Meridian at September 8, 2016 01:16 AM

To truly see the Palestinian terrorist apologists AFP are, just read this.
Here's their article from June after a Palestinian terrorist hacked to death 13 year old Israeli girl Hallel Yaffe Ariel while sleeping in her bed.

The article is in French but i had it translated into English from Google Translate.
AFP wrote the article for Lefigaro
West Bank attack: 2 seriously injured
By with AFP

Two people were seriously injured today in an occupied West Bank settlement in an attack whose author was killed, according to Israeli rescue services and the military.

The wounded are civilians, a girl aged 15 and a man 30 years, according to rescue services.

Here are 3 posts after the article responding to this sickening AFP article.

commentator warned
This is not an "attack" but a heinous murder, a barbaric terrorist act was to kill a girl of 13 years in bed Shame on the Curb and European media practice such misinformation!
One victim is a 13 year old girl cowardly murdered in his bed Another "nice" act of "resistance" of Palestinian terrorists that Europe will not penalize the contrary.

The presentation of the facts foul by AFP and finds an echo in this stupid information which appears in the Figaro will not change the truth: an Arab terrorist of 17, that is to say "young", has entered an apartment Kiryat Arba near Hebron in the West Bank and cowardly murdered a granddaughter of 13 1/2 who was in his room.
The antiphon worn threadbare from '' West Bank settlement "just" explain "to readers that given Israel 'occupies' the West Bank, which is the historical cradle of Israel, the murder of a granddaughter by a '' Palestine "is" understandable "," normal ", whether in Kiryat Arba Jewish city since 3800 years, or anywhere else in Israel.
This lie can not hide the truth you do not have the courage to say: Islamic terrorism that strikes Israel is the same one that strikes in France, USA, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, etc ...
Regarding Israel, Western Europe adopted the invention by the Soviet KGB in 1970 narrative of a so-called people "Palestinian" Arab, after Israel invaded the country in the early twentieth century would allegedly robbed of his' legitimate rights "in the country of the Jews, Israel.
But will you have the courage to publish these lines?

Posted by: Barry Meridian at September 8, 2016 01:49 AM

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