In the recent spate of knifings, firebombings and rock attacks, the international press has done a masterful job of portraying the Palestinian attackers as the victims through misleading headlines.

This is consistent with the international media bias seen during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

The international press plays a critical role in instigating attacks for the cameras. This video posted in 2012 shows how the theater takes place:

Nonetheless, the international press is free to roam in areas controlled by Israel.

So this should come as a shock to the international press — a Palestinian wearing the type of clothing (including a large “PRESS” sign) worn by reporters stabbed an Israeli soldier:

The Foreign Press Association in Israel issued a condemnation:

The Foreign Press Association understands a Palestinian posing as a local news photographer and wearing a t-shirt marked PRESS stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron today (Oct. 16). We utterly deplore this violation of press privilege and call on local Palestinian media organizations to immediately verify all media credentials to ensure there are no violations. The FPA represents the foreign media working in Israel and the Palestinian Territories and tightly restricts the issuance of FPA credentials. This attack was carried out by someone posing as a local Palestinian journalist. All the same, it marks a worrying development that demands that all media operate with heightened caution in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This incident is also clearly of grave concern to the Israeli security forces. As the FPA, we try to work closely with the IDF and the Border Police to ensure coordination is clear and that all dangers are minimized. We urge the continuation of that cooperation and coordination to avoid any attack like this happening again in the future. 16th October 2015

Overnight Palestinians also set fire to Joseph’s Tomb, a Jewish religious site in Nablus, controlled by the Palestinian Authority. How did CNN report it? As a spontaneous fire:


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