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Capturing the Grief

Yesterday’s suicide bomb in Hadera killed 5 people, and injured at least 30 others. That means many, many families have been bereaved and affected by this vicious act of murder. Many tears have been shed for the innocent Israeli victims, and will continue to be shed.

 

You would think, therefore, that a mainstream media photographer would be on hand to capture the grief. And they have captured the grief all right – of the terrorist’s family and friends. Here are some examples:

 

 

 

 

Yet at the time of this post, there is not even one picture of grieving Israelis – the only victims of this horrendous attack.

 

I noted yesterday the story of the terror attack with the accompanying picture of the neo palestinian boy amidst the rubble of his house. It is the same phenomenom of media bias.

 

A picture speaks more than a thousand words. And when people see these images, they cannot help but feel for the terrorist’s family. They may read about the terror attack itself, but the lasting impression is that of the poor neo palestinian people, forced to take desperate measures.

 

Update: This reinforces my point. This is how the story appeared on news.com.au.

 

 

Recognize the picture? It is the crying sister of the bomber.

 

Update: John at Power Line mistakenly captions the photo of the grieving terrorist’s sister as “a young Israeli holds a photo of her brother, who was one of the murderer’s victims.” He obviously did not read the caption on the photo as it appeared in the news report to which he linked.

 

I can’t blame him, though. It is hard to believe that even the mainstream media would reach this new low in its coverage of the Middle East conflict.

 

Update: John has amended the aforementioned post after I emailed him about it.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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