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Shocking journalism

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10.06.2021

The Winston Churchill expression, “a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on”, came to mind when on 28 May, 2021, the New York Times front page, published pictures of children killed in the recent Israel-Gaza war.

The headline read, “They were just children”, as the New York Times listed the names of 67 children under the age of 17 who were killed. Two in Israel and 65 in the Gaza Strip.

Investigative journalists and bloggers questioned the NY Times “splash” and began to look into the subject.

A few days later, the NY Times printed a retraction that stated one of the 67 pictures, was of a child killed under “other circumstances” and not during the hostilities.

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre (www.terrorism-info.org.il) kept digging and revealed the name of one of the children, belonged to a Hamas military terrorist wing operative. He was Muhammad Sabar Ibrahim Suleiman, 16, killed on 11 May 2021, in an attack in the eastern part of Jabalia along with his father, a commander in Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades.

A video then circulated on social media after the end of the hostilities of Muhammed Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, wearing an Izz........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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