Thursday, January 1, 2009

AP just being AP

I was looking at Yahoo News today for updates about Israel and noticed a pattern in the the majority of stories from AP. People have seen this before but it's ususally been over time. Thinking people scratch their heads and say to themselves, "Wow the AP stories written lately have been decidedly anti-Israel." Today is different because they all appear on one page.

Fighting in dense Gaza brings child casualties AP - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip - Samar Hamdan ran weeping through the street, trying to touch the body of her dead 11-year-old brother during a funeral procession in this northern Gaza town.

Rockets are again at the heart of a Mideast war AP - Thu Jan 1, 3:09 PM ET
CAIRO, Egypt - Most of the Hamas rockets targeted at Israel are rudimentary, cobbled together in small metal shops in densely populated Gaza. (color highlighted empahsis is mine)

Israel targets Gaza mosques used by Hamas AP - Thu Jan 1, 2:34 AM ET
JERUSALEM - Mosques and Muslim prayer halls have not escaped the relentless bombardment of Hamas targets in Gaza by Israel, which claims the Islamic militants misuse some of the holy sites as weapons depots and command centers.

UN: Gaza faces 'alarming' humanitarian situation AP - Thu Jan 1, 2:32 AM ETUNITED NATIONS - Gaza's 1.5 million residents are facing an "alarming" humanitarian situation under constant Israeli bombardment, with the main power plant shut down, overcrowded hospitals struggling to cope and very limited food supplies, U.N. officials said.

Gaza's tunnel economy collapses in bombing raids AP - Wed Dec 31, 5:11 PM ET
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Gaza Strip has lost its last lifeline after five days of Israeli bombing raids that destroyed dozens of smuggling tunnels under the sandy border with Egypt.

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