Thursday, April 08, 2010

A Palestinian teenager, reported to have been shot "by Israeli forces"

and "left bleeding for hours" before Israel allowed paramedics to evacuate him, has emerged, alive and (more or less) unharmed.

The discovery that the boy, Muhammed Faramawi, was in fact
held by Egyptian police after entering Egypt through a tunnel from Gaza forced a number of news outlets, including the BBC and New York Times, to backtrack from earlier reports about the "killing." But disturbingly, other mainstream news organizations that reported the boy had died have failed thus far to update readers.

Good thing all those professional journalists and layers of fact-checkers were on the job, huh?

1 comment:

Thud said...

The left never let facts complicate the truth of their struggle.