Bias? What anti-Israel bias?

Get a load of this headline from AFP:

     Israel pounds Gaza, kills 3 after missile hits bus

And here’s the lede:

Gaza militants on Thursday fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus, critically injuring a teenager, prompting the army to pound the Strip, killing three and wounding more than 30.

After the missile slammed into the bus, the Palestinians lobbed at least 45 mortar rounds into southern Israel, hitting a house, and the army responded by staging multiple raids across the enclave, one of which hit an ambulance, Palestinian medics said.

So naturally, the headline is all about the Israelis pounding the Palestinians. The article goes on to detail the attacks by the Palestinians:

Immediately after the bus was hit, militants in Gaza fired at least seven mortar rounds at the area, complicating efforts to evacuate the teenager and the bus driver, an AFP correspondent said.

By early evening, the army said at least 45 mortar rounds and rockets had slammed into southern Israel, one of which scored a direct hit on a house.

So the Palestinians hit a bus, shot more rockets to make sure they hit the first responders, and then shot even more mortars into Israel, and the headline is—Israel pounds Gaza. Note the language used to denote the pounding of Israel by Palestinians. Then note the language used to describe the Israeli counterattack.

Following the surge in violence, the Israeli military hit back immediately, shelling an area in eastern Gaza City and killing a 50-year-old man and wounding another five people, including a small child.

Air strikes hit two Hamas positions in and around Gaza city, and other raids hit targets in the southern cities of Rafah and Khan Yunis, killing another two people and wounding tens more, eight of whom were injured when shell fragments hit an ambulance, Palestinian medical sources said.

In total, some 34 people were wounded across the Gaza Strip.

A spokeswoman for the military confirmed troops had launched multiple attacks on targets in Gaza, saying it “fired at places from which mortars are fired at Israel.”

You know, it’s gotten to the point where I expect anti-Israel bias in every single non-Israeli or non-Jewish media outlet. I am almost never disappointed.

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One Response to Bias? What anti-Israel bias?

  1. Soccerdad says:

    I guess “lobbed” is better than “nagged.”

    I’m really reaching to find something positive.

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