Notice how the caption writer begins with the hurling of stun grenades by IDF soldiers, even though this was in response to Muslims hurling stones at the IDF. There is also the implication that the stone throwing was the result of “Israeli ultranationalists” trying to hold prayers days before. And notice how despite the implication of IDF aggression, the soldiers in the photo are clearly looking peacefully – if not fondly – at the young boy, with one seemingly patting him.
Bonus bias points for the mention of the mosque being “Islam’s third holiest site”, with no mention of the site being Judaism’s holiest site.
But think about it for a second. How holy is this site really to these Muslim worshipers if they are more than willing to throw stones at it (let alone do other mundane activities such as playing soccer)?
Reuters, you are getting so predictable.
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