PNW - On Friday, thousands of Muslim worshipers chanted violent slogans while rioting on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, also location of the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest place. Over 200 Palestinians and 17 Israeli police officers were wounded in resulting clashes.
But that wasn't how the media reported the story.
To read any of the reports by The New York Times, the BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post, or the Associated Press, one could be forgiven for thinking that Palestinian worshipers were severely mistreated or abused by heavy-handed Israeli security forces.
Such a representation is not only a distortion of the facts, but also blurs the bigger picture.
"Ya Qassam, Ya Habib/Bomb, bomb, Tel Aviv."
Those were the words on the lips of not hundreds, but thousands, of Palestinians who had gathered at the Temple Mount to mark the last Friday of the month of Ramadan.
And those weren't the only violent words heard: the familiar old refrain, "With our soul, with our blood, we'll redeem you, Al Aqsa" was also repeatedly chanted.
Perhaps the most egregious example of .....READ MORE
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