Despite conflicting claims, Daily Mail pronounces Israel guilty of killing Palestinian boy

UK Media Watch

The first sign the Daily Maildecided, despite conflicting claims and a dearth of evidence, to immediately pronounce Israel guilty of murdering a 12-year-old Palestinian boy is in the sensational headline:

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Note that editors evidently felt they didn’t need to use ‘scare quotes’ or any language indicating that these are only Palestinian charges at this point that have not yet been proven and have indeed been denied by Israeli officials.  

The opening passages continues in the same pattern of extremely tendentious reporting:

Huge crowds carried the body of a Palestinian boy killed by a rubber bullet during a clash with Israeli troops to his funeral today.  Muhey al-Tabakhi, 12, got caught up in the violence in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem in Al-Ram.  He died in a Palestinian hospital of a wound inflicted by the bullet that struck his chest and caused heart failure

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