“Israel Acts to Combat Violence in Jerusalem” is The New York Times headline on Isabel Kershner’s story on the latest Israeli rules re firing on stone-throwers.
The article is wrong starting with the headline. It should say, “Palestinians Continue to Fight Back Against Military Occupation of Palestine.” Israel and its occupation are the cause of the violence; it doesn’t come from nowhere. The Times portrays Palestinian stonethrowers as just faceless terrorists committed to a “cycle of violence.”
The subhead should read, “The vast majority of Palestinians continue non-violent resistance, but there is some stonethrowing.”
The word “occupation” occurs nowhere in the article.
And Kershner’s timeline on the latest violence begins with the kidnapping of the three Jewish teens in the West Bank in 2014. Thus she ignores the occupation that has been going for nearly 50 years.