The Telegraph Parrots Obvious Palestinian Arab Lie

Can you spot the obvious lie parroted by The Telegraph?

Israeli troops killed five Palestinians, reportedly including a teenager on his way to school, during raids on what the army said were Hamas cells in the West Bank this weekend, marking the worst hostilities since the Gaza war in May.

In an overnight series of five operations across the West Bank, the Israeli military said they killed five Hamas gunmen and arrested several others when shootouts began. 

Two soldiers – including an officer – were critically wounded in one of the incidents, the spokesperson added.

On a flight to New York, where he is addressing the UN General Assembly on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the Hamas men were “about to carry out terrorist attacks”.

But one of the Palestinians killed was a 16-year-old walking to school when he was shot, according to his uncle. 

The answer is of course why would a 16-year-old be walking to school at night?

Even if you claim the raids extended into morning, some Israel-haters like the Defense for Children Palestine, admit the teenager was engaged in terrorist activity.

Needless to say, 7am is an early start for school.

The Telegraph also identifies another of the palestinian Arabs killed in the raids:

Palestinian news site WAFA, also reported that a 22-year-old named Osama Soboh was killed during clashes surrounding an arrest in the northern West Bank village of Burqin.

Here is how the WAFA news agency, the Palestinian National Authority’s official news agency, depicted him:

Those are some big guns he was carrying.

As was this:

By the way, the title of the Telegraph report is Five Palestinian ‘terrorists’ killed in Israeli raids across West Bank.

Note the scare quotes around the word “terrorists” – even though they most certainly were.

Hat tip: Michal


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