POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
I love these reports about Israel killing "militants." This one, about the killing of six people, is only the latest of many.
First, I wonder how do you identify a militant. Do they wear tattoos on their foreheads? Or special costumes? Something you can identify from a supersonic jet?
Second, what is a "militant"? Just someone who is miserably unhappy about, and objects to, Israel's treatment perhaps?
Three, the press in reporting these events, has done no independent investigation worth speaking of.
It simply adopts Israel's characterization of a multiple extra-judicial murder. Dreadful.
The use of the term really does give the impression that all the press is just repeating press releases from Israel's Ministry of Truth.