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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Some Drones Kill Militants; Others Kill "Gazans": The AFP and Headlines
05 August '12..
If a drone strike kills militants, should the headline convey the target's profession? Judging by this past month's coverage, for AFP the answer depends on who is doing the shooting.
Below is a screenshot showing search results on Google News for AFP stories mentioning drones and killings. The headlines about US strikes make clear that the casualties were "militants." But the headline for today's strike in Gaza by an Israeli drone does not — even though, as the article points out, both Israeli and Palestinian sources agree on this point.
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"