Monday, February 11, 2008

Reuters Favors Palestinians

I love photography, so when I read an article on the Reuters news site, I can't resist scrolling through their Editor's Choice photos of the past 24 hours. But almost everytime I do, I find their photos to be biased in favor of the Palestinans and against Israelis. Today is one example. The following are the only two pictures from the Middle East:

A Palestinian woman inspects her destroyed bedroom following an Israeli air strike in Gaza February 10, 2008. An Israeli air strike killed a Hamas militant in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian medical workers and Hamas said.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian children hold candles during a protest calling for the end of Israeli sanctions on Gaza February 10, 2008. Israel said on Friday it cut by less than 1 percent the amount of electrical power it supplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as part of a campaign against militants who fire cross-border rockets.

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Where are the photos of the Israeli victims of the Palestinian-fired rockets? I've never seen one. Most of the time, when they manage to show an Israeli, Reuters makes sure that it's an IDF soldier heartlessly passing by some poor, unfortunate Palestinian.

But the world and its press are objective...

Update (02/12/2008):

Just in case someone might believe there aren't any Israelis whose homes are damaged and this could be why Reuters doesn't show any, let Reuters send some photographers into the Israeli town of Sderot. WorldNetDaily reported yesterday on the protests over the rocket attacks on that city.

Palestinians in Gaza reportedly fired 153 rockets over the last seven days, many aimed at Sderot, an Israeli town of nearly 26,000 residents located about three miles from the Gaza Strip. On Sunday, two brothers, ages 8 and 19, were seriously wounded when a Palestinian Qassam rocket exploded there. The eight-year-old, Osher Twito, lost a leg.

Palestinians have fired thousands of rockets from Gaza following Israel's evacuation of the territory in August 2005.

"We will keep firing until all of Sderot becomes a ghost town and then on to Ashkelon," Muhammad Abdel-Al, spokesman and a senior leader of the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees terrorist group, told WND.

Maybe Reuters can spare a photo of Osher Twito. But that may be too much to ask.

1 comment:

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Stephanie Guttman's "The Other War" details quite a bit of the bias from the AP and Reuters photo-journalists.