NY Times coverage also completely ignored the recent Human Rights Watch Report on the targeting of Palestinian civilians on the Gaza border (4/24).
“Month after month, Israeli forces have wounded and killed unarmed Palestinians who did nothing but cross an invisible, shifting line that Israel has drawn inside Gaza’s perimeter,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “It’s appalling that soldiers have shot men, women, and children apparently for simply crossing a line.”
B’Tselem basically said the same thing 2 months before.
Imagine if Israeli citizens (farmers, children, gravel collectors, peace activists, women, mentally ill) were randomly being picked off on an imaginary line enforced by Palestinian militants – do you think there is any chance in hell that the NY Times would ignore this story (if even 1 civilian were hit)? Two reports by two prominent human rights orgs – on the same topic – and nothing by the NYT? It’s appalling – they need to retool their entire team. There’s no reason Rudoren should still be the editor in chief – beneath even my lowest expectation for the job.