It never ceases to amaze me. You’d think I’d be used to this by now, and yet, no.
The McClatchy article is particularly heinous. Gee, the poor Palestinian terrorists. They go and kidnap three teenagers, and they might have to suffer for it.
The bodies of three Israeli teenagers missing for more than two weeks in the West Bank were found Monday, setting off a massive manhunt for the kidnappers.
The discovery raised immediate fears of retaliation by Jewish settlers and a tough response by the Israeli military. The Israeli security cabinet was called into urgent session to discuss possible reactions.
A tour of the Reuters article shows many weasel words. Reuters is still going with the pretense that there’s no proof it was Hamas, even after Israel released the proof that Hamas members abducted the boys.
Israeli forces found the bodies of three missing teenagers in the occupied West Bank on Monday after a nearly three-week-long search and a sweep against the Islamist Hamas group that Israel says abducted them.
There are also slams at Bibi.
Netanyahu seized on the abduction to demand Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas abrogate a reconciliation deal he reached with Hamas, his long-time rival, in April that led to a unity Palestinian government on June 2.
Because, gee, partnering with Hamas, which has been declared a terrorist group by the U.S. and the EU, should be ignored.
And of course, Reuters must end with its boilerplate “they’re not really that bad” bullshit:
Hamas, which has maintained security control of the Gaza Strip since the unity deal, is shunned by the West over its refusal to renounce violence. The group has called for Israel’s destruction, although various officials have at times indicated a willingness to negotiate a long-term ceasefire.
Last, but not least, we have ABC backing up Hamas denials.
Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to — or part of — Hamas but operating without orders from the organization’s leadership.
Your unbiased media in action.