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The Associated Press raised eyebrows when it referred to Palestinian terrorists that launched attacks on Israel from Gaza as “activists.”

Fox News reports:


“Activists in the Gaza Strip on Monday launched incendiary balloons into southern Israel, setting off at least three fires across the border, Israel’s national fire service said,” the AP wrote.

“No one immediately claimed responsibility for the balloon launches, but in a statement on Sunday, Hamas and other militant groups pledged ‘to continue our popular activities without hesitation or retreat,'” it added. It also referred to a “Palestinian activist [who shot an Israeli sniper in the head at point-blank range.” Another AP story this week referred to the ballon launchers as “Hamas-backed Palestinian activists.”

Political commentator Noah Pollak, who previously ran the Emergency Committee for Israel, recalled the AP’s reported sharing of an office building with Hamas in Gaza and said the problem started with AP CEO Gary Pruitt. The AP claimed it was unanware of Hamas’ presence in the building, which Israel destroyed in an air strike earlier this year.

“The true activists here aren’t Hamas terrorists engaged in arson and murder — it is the AP allowing its ‘journalists’ to employ Orwellianisms to mislead readers about attacks on Israel,” he told Fox News. “This problem starts at the top with the CEO of the AP, Gary Pruitt, whose response to the AP sharing an office building with Hamas in Gaza was to deny reality and attack Israel for destroying the building. Why are AP reporters in Gaza acting as propagandists for Hamas? Because Gary Pruitt lets them.”

The Associated Press’ credibility has been slipping lately. Recently, the AP was accused by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of spreading fake news.

[READ NEXT: DeSantis Wrecks the AP for Publishing ‘Baseless Conspiracy Theories’]




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Jawad
Jawad
1 year ago

So the AP called terrorists ‘activists.’ It takes one to know one. We all know that the ‘journalists’ of the AP are in fact ACTIVISTS. Some of them are prima facie terrorists, by aiding and abetting terrorist causes.

TPS
TPS
1 year ago

Israel government activist should return fire.

Brazel
Brazel
1 year ago

YES HE DID AND A LOT OF YHEN FROM GETMO OBAMA IS ONE OF THEM