“Egypt to keep open border with impoverished Gaza” (again) reinforces the portray of Gazans as the ultimate innocent victims. In order to get there the following distortions were employed:
– Gaza is impoverished because of the blockade
– No attention needs to be given to the murderous stand of the Gaza Hamas regime
Further: A telling example of shameless bias is this paragraph:
“In another escalation of the tension off Gaza’s shores, Israeli naval forces shot and killed four men wearing wet suits off the coast on Monday. The militant group Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades said the men were members of its marine unit training for a mission.”
In other words: It was an escalation of the tension that Israeli naval forces shot and killed “four men wearing wet suits,” not that the militant group Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades members of its marine unit were training for another terrorist attack (“mission”).
Further, the Israeli viewpoint is entirely missing save the last two paragraphs. To get to them, one first needs to wade through 30-some biased, hate-filled paragraphs denouncing Israel.
Doesn’t anybody blush at AP anymore?