“Attacks intensify along Gaza border” by Karin Brulliard leaves a vital part of the story untold.
You note: “…among more than 300 rockets and mortar rounds fired from Gaza since the Israeli operation began Wednesday…”
While that is true—the Israeli operation did begin Wednesday—what you leave out and what is crucial to conveying the full situation—is that Israel was responding to hundreds of Hamas rockets fired into Israel from Gaza. Israel’s operation is a reaction to relentless terror attacks.
Your story leaves the impression that Israel started this situation. Israel showed remarkable and commendable restraint for days as its citizens hid in bomb shelters trying to escape from Hamas rockets.
To fairly report the situation, each story in the Post needs to include the fact that Israel was responding to attacks against its people.
Daniel S. Mariaschin
B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President
**Note: The Washington Post Ombudsman responded that he was looking into the issue and planned to write about it in the near future.
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