Media amplified US, Israeli narrative on Palestinian deaths

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Matthew Petti

“Western media never had any problem with health statistics from Gaza — until Israel was accused of bombing a hospital there. For years, English-speaking journalists straightforwardly cited reports from the ‘Palestinian health ministry in Gaza,’ using its official name. But after the October 17 attack on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, media outlets began portraying the ministry as an arm of the rebel force Hamas.” (11/20/23)