Once again, the AP shows that it would rather spin the news in Israel than report it straight. After terrorists from Gaza slipped first into Egypt, then into Israel, murdering innocent civilians on an isolated road, Israel, as would any nation whose sovereign territory had been invaded by armed men seeking its destruction, retaliated.
Now, terrorists from Gaza fire rockets and mortars toward civilian population centers in sovereign Israeli territory. This is how the AP “reports” it:
A new cycle of violence began Thursday with militants ambushing Israeli vehicles near the southern border with Egypt, killing eight people.
Once again, it’s a “cycle of violence.” Here’s how a more responsible journalist would have reported it:
Terrorists from Gaza slipped into Egypt and from there into Israel territory attacking a bus filled with civilians. In response to this violation of its border, Israel pursued the attackers, seeking to protect its citizens from further violence.
Militants, possibly allied with the Hamas government in Gaza, continue to fire rockets and mortars at civilian targets inside Israel.
The word, “civilian,” was not found in the AP article cited in this post.