Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Media, Terror Attacks and the Har Adar Headline Fails - by Simon Plosker

...Ultimately CNN and the New York Times may both claim that there is nothing technically incorrect with their references to crossings or checkpoints. Nonetheless, in a situation where nuance is frequently lacking and terminology is often abused, this becomes important.

Simon Plosker..
Honest Reporting..
26 September '17..

A Palestinian terrorist shot and killed an Israeli border policeman and two civilian guards outside the Israeli community of Har Adar, which straddles the Green Line near Jerusalem. A fourth Israeli is currently hospitalized in moderate condition. The Palestinian was killed by responding security forces.

According to media reports, the 37-year-old Palestinian, Nimer Mahmoud Ahmad Jabbar, was a father of four from a nearby village and had a permit to work in Har Adar. After arousing the suspicion of the guards, Jabbar pulled out a pistol, hitting his victims at close range.

For the Daily Mail’s Mail Online, however, the use of scare quotes around “terror attack” appeared to question whether this was actually what occurred.

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