Palestinian "Weakness" (continued)
The Palestinian police were confronting terrorists just fine on Friday, because a Palestinian policeman was attacked.
An initial AP account, which noted this anomaly, was subsequently rewritten to completely eliminate that point. The Reuters account was a typical Palestinian snow-job, as described in a post yesterday.
Today, the rest of the media weighed in: The New York Times made note of the Palestinian police action without indicating its significance or how it contradicts Palestinian excuses.
Since the AP buried a sanitized reference to the Palestinian police action way down in its story, most newspapers probably omitted it completely--the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, for instance.
This is, I think, a fairly decent example of how the foreign media in Israel wear blinders when it comes to Palestinian inaction, swallowing whole their excuses and failing to point out anomalies and contradictions.