More Terror, More Media Bias

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Another day, another terrorist attack, this time at the hands of a palestinian woman.

A female terrorist attempted to stab an Israeli on Monday morning, at Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank. The victim sustained very light wounds and received medical attention at the scene.

The assailant was shot by IDF troops from the Duchifat Battalion of the Kfir Brigade. She is being treated at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem and is said to be in very serious but stable condition.

The terrorist was later named as Amal Taqatqa from the village of Beit Fajjar, some eight kilometers from Bethlehem and not far from Gush Etzion.

Palestinian news agency Ma’an described the woman as “mentally ill”, and said that her family had provided medical records to that effect. The agency also reported that, “Palestinian and Israeli liaison offices are coordinating to release her.”

According to Arutz Sheva, she is affiliated with our peace partner.

An initial investigation identified the terrorist as Amal Fahri Takatka aged in her twenties of Beit Fajjar to the south of Bethlehem, located adjacent to Gush Etzion. She is identified with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction and had been arrested and spent time in an Israeli jail in the past.

According to the Palestinian Arab Al-Quds news source the terrorist was 22-years-old and had spent a year in jail previously for stabbing an IDF soldier in exactly the same location, reports Walla!.

On the media front, this is how CNN reported it:

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Besides the fact they lead with the woman being shot, they also describe her as a “girl”, even though she is in her twenties.

AFP/Reuters at least call her a “woman”, although they also lead with her shooting:

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Meanwhile, earlier this morning, Israeli Border Police stopped a palestinian at Tapuach junction carrying the following:

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I can see the mainstream media reports now..

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