For a follow-up to our Intifada story, it seems that the IDF has entered Nablus for some reason. (No word as to why on the IDF website so far. I'll post details as soon as they do, in English.) Generally, these types of operations are intended to destroy weapons storehouses, and to otherwise incapacitate terrorist infrastructure.
How are these operations depicted in the media?
Well, we're told that Palestinian doctors have stated that a 16-year-old was killed, the presumption being that said 16-year-old was just standing around. The fact of the matter, though, is that it's not uncommon for teenagers to have weapons in that region. And, when a teenager holding a weapon is killed, the militants around him immediately strip him of his weapons and march his body around, instantly declaring him a civilian casualtyâall facts to the contrary notwithstanding.
The media? Well, they don't question a single thing they're told by the Perpetual Underdogs, who've never missed a chance to miss a chance. The IDF, on the other hand, is harangued, accused, and obstructed at every step of their operation.
Is that how the media practices impartiality these days?Nablus: