Friday, July 21, 2006

Misleading AP/Washington Post Headline

A UN observation post was hit by a rocket on Friday. No one was injured.

JERUSALEM -- A U.N.-run observation post just inside Israel was struck during fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants on Friday. The Israeli army blamed Hezbollah rockets but a U.N. officer said it was an artillery shell fired by the Israeli Defense Force.

A U.N. officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said an artillery shell fired by Israel made "a direct hit on the U.N. position overlooking Zarit." The post is part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

But an IDF spokesman said the position was hit by rockets fired by Hezbollah that fell short of their targets in northern Israel.

Yet, the Washington Post/AP headline says this: 'Hezbollah Rockets Hit UN Observation Post' as if it was factual.

What's wrong with this picture?

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