« CAMERA Letter Writers Have Impact | Main | As Abbas Denies Palestinian Incitement, US State Department Attests to Phenomenon »

September 18, 2016

Bad Headlines Follow Palestinian Terror

Update, 4 p.m. EST: Forward, Voice of America Correct Headlines on Palestinian Attacks

The spate of terror attacks in Israel over the weekend was accompanied by additional examples of the usual bad headlines depicting the assailants as victims. Here is an example from Voice of America:

Gidon VoA.jpg

Similarly, the The Forward headline for the accompanying Reuters article was:

Gidon Forward.jpg

Strikingly, the original Reuters headline was perfectly straightforward, clearly noting that Israel identified the three killed Palestinians as attackers: "Israeli forces say killed three assailants in Jerusalem, West Bank."

reuters headline 3 assailants.jpg

This is not the first time that The Forward changed a perfectly clear Reuters headline about a Palestinian attack to obfuscate the facts.

Based only on the Voice of America and Forward headlines readers would not understand that the Palestinians killed were reportedly assailants, killed while carrying out attacks. In the case of the incident described in the Voice of America article, the moment of the attack was captured by security cameras, leaving no doubt as to the circumstances:

The Voice of America article, like the Reuters article which appears at The Forward, as well as Reuters' original headline, correctly identifies the Palestinians as suspected assailants.

CAMERA has contacted editors at both media outlets to request corrections. Stay tuned for an update.

Posted by gs at September 18, 2016 05:53 AM


As "perfectly clear" as CAMERA claims the Reuters headline was, the grammar was poor and that may provided the leftist publications the excuse to rewrite it.

Posted by: wsg at September 19, 2016 12:34 PM

These headlines make it appear that Israeli Troops fire indiscriminately and arbitrarily into Palestinian areas and people. Bunk! This is distorted information designed to inflame and anger Islamic readers. Such irresponsible and unprofessional journalism should be blamed if violence rises up as a result of their headline.

Posted by: Frank at October 21, 2016 03:09 PM

Guidelines for posting

This is a moderated blog. We will not post comments that include racism, bigotry, threats, or factually inaccurate material.

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)