UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int’l law

Dear Editor,

Let’s have a look at the beginning of your “UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int’l law.”

Two quotes from the report:

– The U.N. Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as brutal and disproportionate.

– The Israeli Foreign Ministry responded late Wednesday by saying the Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, had a “biased, politicized & extremist approach.”

See the different way AP treats these two statements. Let’s twist them around for clarity:

– The U.N. Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that “Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there,” and described the “military raid” on the flotilla as “brutal and disproportionate.”

– The Israeli Foreign Ministry responded late Wednesday by saying the Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, had a biased, politicized and extremist approach.

After this bias the report is not redeemable. Maybe just one more question:

Why was AP’s headline not “U.N. body again singles out Israel for criticism“? That would have been truthful & informative, but we have no indication that AP has such goals.

Shalom,

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