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A Palestinian girl stands next to her father as he prepares coffee for mourners during the funeral of a member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Rabea Mohsin, in the northern Gaza Strip March 30, 2008. Israeli forces killed two Palestinians who tried to plant a bomb on the Gaza Strip’s northern border fence on Saturday, Palestinian hospital officials and a militant faction said. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)

It is bad enough that the photographs Reuters sees fit to publish after terrorists are killed are those of people mourning the terrorists, including children. It is clearly a device aimed at humanizing the terrorists, and eliciting sympathy for them and the palestinians who support them.

But this is even worse. Here, Reuters has decided to publish a photograph of a mourning palestinian child with an eye patch. While the eye patch is not related to the reported incident nor caused by Israel in any way (had it been, you can bet Reuters would have mentioned this fact), it’s purpose is served: anyone seeing this picture will naturally make the connection and view it as an injury inflicted on the girl by the IDF.

While it is the girl who is (perhaps temporarily) unable to see in one eye, it is Reuters and their ilk who are exhibiting moral blindness.

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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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