Tuesday, January 15, 2013

When Arab media is fairer to the IDF than Ha'aretz

From Ha'aretz, January 15th, posted 20:16:
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip. Israel had no immediate comment Monday on the reported shooting of the man, who the Islamist Hamas-run Health Ministry said was a farmer, in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya on the frontier with Israel.

Palestinian officials said a gunshot to the head had critically wounded 21-year-old Mustafa Abu Jarad. Doctors in the hospital at Shifa where he was treated said he had died of his injuries.

From Ma'an, posted 13:14 - seven full hours earlier:
Mustafa Abu Jarad, believed to be a farmer, was shot in the head in the town of Beit Lahiya on the border with Israel, Gaza's health ministry said earlier Monday.

The 21-year-old was taken to Shifa hospital but died later, said doctors.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said officials had checked "and apparently the incident is not related to the Israeli army".

A source speaking on condition of anonymity said Israel suspected the man was shot by a fellow Palestinian.
Either the Palestinian Arab Ma'an has better IDF sources than Ha'aretz does, or it cares more about giving the benefit of the doubt to Israel than Ha'aretz does.