Claim: U.S. Papers Downplay Palestinian Deaths

By: Ahmed Bouzid

Despite the evidence, the simple view that Palestinians slaughter civilians and Israelis at worst unintentionally or mistakenly kill them (with “stray bullets” and “errant shells”) still prevails, unshaken, in the reporting of the conflict by all the major U.S. newspapers. The result is coverage that reports, as a matter of routine, suicide bombings by Palestinians with blaring headlines and Page One photographs, while the killing of Palestinian civilians (even children) is covered with little fanfare.

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