Another outrageous headline obscures violence against Israelis; Updated

Posted at 9:13 pm on February 03, 2016 by Brett T.

We at Twitchy have for quite a while been compiling headlines that report the deaths of Palestinians while omitting any context — usually that the Palestinians were killed by police during an attack. Yair Rosenberg, senior writer for Tablet Magazine, noted one of these heavily truncated headlines today on the CBS News web site.


That’s not that far off from Al Jazeera English’s take.

So, could we get a little more detail on actually happened?


The Associated Press reports that the three Palestinians who were killed were armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives, and managed to kill an Israeli security officer and seriously wound another before being shot by police. Police then defused the explosives the attackers were carrying.

While security officers stopped one of the three men to check his ID, the other two drew guns and knives and attacked two female officers. Hadar Cohen, 19, later died.


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The Times of Israel noted the outrage on Twitter, as well as the second attempt at a headline by CBS News.



  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Condolences to the Cohen family and prayers for peace for Israel.

  • ChandlerMcChandler

    Only 3? Well, I guess it’s a start.

    • ThewlynOh ✓certifiable

      if they push Israel over the edge, it’ll be more…

      • ChandlerMcChandler

        Considering that they’re under constant attack year round I think the only thing that might push them over the edge is a nuke or dirty bomb. They show remarkable restraint.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    The sad thing is, the Palestinian scumbags committing these attacks are more honest about their hatred of Israel than new outfits like CBS.

  • aztectrumpet

    AlJazeera completely biased in favor of Palestinians? Color me shocked.

  • twfuller

    Israel needs to be able to fight the war against Palastinian terrorism it needs to fight. But that will not happen with a Democrat in the White House, or an anti-Semite, pro-Muslim terrorist sympathizer. Elect a strong conservative for President, and support Israel against the decades of aggression it has been forced to deal with, once and for all.

  • Crakalakin

    Just…wow. May as well have been, “Israel slaughters Palestinian gun rights activists.”

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    “Palestinian” is a fiction of Yassar Arafat. There is no “occupied East Jerusalem” since the Jordanian army was kicked out. There is only Jerusalem, capitol of Israel.
    Proper headline:
    “Terrorist Scum Killed After Attacking Israeli Citizens”

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Israel allows “palestinians” to cross and work in Israel. They allow Arabs, Christians, Hindu (and Wiccans for all I know) to live there and move freely. And know they’re protected. Same for gays, and political ideologies of many stripe. A little liberal democracy in a literal desert of totalitarian sharia thugocracy.

      Anytime they wanted Israel could close border, cut off electricity/ food/ medical aid to Gaza (and 3/4 of the rest of “palestine”), and tell the UN it was now their problem.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        They also allow Muslims to live in Israel. Any Arab, Muslim, Christian, Sudanese or even Pastafarian can become an Israeli citizen. Of course to do so they have to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and the right of Jews to live.

        • Tyrconnell

          It’s that “right of Jews to live” that the world seems to have a problem with.

          • Walter

            Not the world.

          • Tyrconnell

            BDS and the like, all the “scholar” organizations with their academic boycotts, Roger Waters using openly anti-Semitic imagery in his shows even as he demands that no entertainer ever go to Israel. Jews being attacked for wearing the kippah in Europe and in the U.S., Korean newspaper editorials referencing “International Jewish Bankers” trying to buy the government. While not everyone, anti-Semitic statements are regularly made without outcry from the vast majority of people, indeed, I have seen people rush to defend the speakers of such.

          • Walter

            Yeah well. Just saying I got their backs for what it’s worth.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Now, BULLDOZE their VILLAGE.

    • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

      I was thinking more like bulldozing the Al Jazz studio.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        That wouldn’t teach the “Palestinians” a lesson.
        Might be fun though. With or without the employees?

        • Darth Venomous✓unmedicated

          I can’t believe my eyes.

          How can you even think about asking such a question?! I’m shocked at you, Genes!

          It’s always “with”. Didn’t we train you well enough? 🙂

        • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

          Palestinians are just tools.
          The hands that direct them are the
          muzzlum brotherhood, who own Al J.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Talk about a war on women. A woman is killed while doing her duty and the press sympathizes with her killers? Where is the liberal feminist outrage over these headlines?

    • Tyrconnell

      She was Jewish, Border Police,and an Israeli, 3 strikes, she doesn’t count.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      The same place they are with their outrage over cliterectomies, child-marriages and child-rapes, beating of wives, rape of “infidels”, etc…

    • Kamelhaj

      Busy attacking Christians.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Sept 11, 2001 – Tragedy as Eight Promising Muslim Immigrants Perish in Plane Crashes

    • Tessa from Texas

      Surprising that was not the actual headline in some of the lamestream print media.

      • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

        Would have been if we’d have had a Muslim President at the time.

    • Suzyqpie

      Creating more Widows and Orphans….

    • Kamelhaj

      Forgot the word “peaceful”.

  • ArtBrecher

    I wonder when enough will already be enough. How can any state, any nation in the world tolerate continuous attacks upon and murders of their people. The arabs committing these crimes have proven to the world they are not deserving of creating their own nation they should be locked away in cages to be stared at like some sort of hostile alien being from another world. The families of the terrorists who murdered Israeli’s must be made to pay as well; throw them out of their homes and cast them out of wherever they live, whether it is Gaza or Judea or Samaria. Then raze their homes down to the very foundations and put a cement pad of the remains so that no other home can be built on that spot.

    • DevilDocNowCiv


      What gets me is that it took the repeated insanity of Hamas kicking Fatah out of the Gaza strip, when even though Hamas won the election. They won it by running openly on killing all the Jews. Also on destroying Israel.

      In contrast, Fatah only says that in Arabic while being evasive, usually, in English so as to get continued UN and EU money. So Fatah is illegally controlling the West Bank, and launches Knife attacks and small team attacks like this one and the famous vehicle attacks. Hamas shoots missles for a while until Israel finally fights back. In all that, the world – and Obama’s US – keeps up the “hey Israel, ease up on the oppressed you brutally rule.”

      This finally calved off some of the insanely PC Lib Israelis from the equivalent of our Dem’s to give Bibi the authority to take a harder stand, fight Hamas, keep strong against Obama. Until that most recent insanity of Hamas getting elected, and the almost as bad Fatah illegally keeping power and getting paid, because they’re “more reasonable” terrorists there were enough PC Lib Israeli’s to buy into the “it’s at least kinda Israel’s fault” camp.

      They accept a lifestyle of possible missile attack, or a ground/air assault from any side at any time. I lived that in Afghanistan, with much more security, but we were literally an armed camp of warriors. This is a civilian population, not the “warrior” subset who joins a military. So it must take a toll. I look forward to a Pres who can support them, and expose Obama’s crazy pro-Iran, anti-Israel and anti-Egypt policy.

  • grais

    So, CBS changed the headline. That tells me that they’re so automatically biased that they don’t even realize or understand until they get complaints. They all probably went to school for this stuff, too.

  • dabhidh

    Yeah, just three ordinary garden-variety Palestinians, armed and shooting at Israeli officers, sadly gunned down for no good reason at all. Another day ending in Y, under the brutal Israeli occupation.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    It’s not always what they TELL you….it’s what they DON’T tell you! Bias much?

  • HandsOffOurFreedoms

    Dhimmis all, shilling for islam.

  • AZWarrior

    The so called Palestinians have proven that there is no use in having a two state deal. They are terrorists and adhere to the principles of terror developed for them by SS Commando Otto Skorzeny. They and the rest of Radical Islam are a continuation of the Nazi political party. The sooner Israel pushes them out of Gaza and the Golan Heights the better.

  • ursafan40

    Palestinians can do no wrong, Israelis can do no right.
    Same story the press has been selling for 60 years.

    • Kamelhaj

      “Obeyme can do no wrong” – additional “unbiased” media story the last 7 years.

  • wharfrat

    Don’t believe CBS, they praise Obama and promote Hillary instead of presenting the news as it happens and being truthful they twist the facts and make the Democrats look like the saviors of the World,but in the end Israel will be the center of the World, and the Palestinian punks will be no more.

  • miamihurricane101 .

    What’s even more frustrating is the Jewish vote and financial support backs liberal politics, policies and causes that peddle this muckraking hogwash!

  • Hashtag pundit

    Well, we all know how much the left hates it when the police do their job.

    • Kamelhaj

      Except when they shoot a rancher in the back of the head while his hands were raised.

  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ


  • USMC

    Welcome to the liberal news cycle.

  • Suzyqpie

    The truth about the plight of the Palestinians, the altruistic and benevolent Yassas Arafat, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died with $200/300M (disputed sum, I’ve seem up to $1B) in European banks. A portion of those stolen dollars originated in the withholding column of your paycheck.

  • spaceycakes

    I’m just as offended that they call Jerusalem ‘occupied’

  • John Hitchcock

    It’s high time every anti-Semitic head of American news outlets get called on the carpet and forced to apologize for their hatred of and death wish for the Jews.

    SeeBS, I’m looking at you. And your brother in the Obama administration.

  • I shouldn’t write this but I feel I
    have to. Now all of you Israeli’s who stopped the man who was
    affectionately known as ‘The Butcher of Beirut’, Ariel Sharon,
    from doing what had to be done, aren’t you sorry now? This whole
    mess would be gone and forgotten by now.

  • Kamelhaj

    The “unbiased” media: Israeli lives don’t matter.

  • CharlieM34

    The “Right to Exist”…..what a terrible disgrace that even one sad individual can believe it is not an absolute ‘RIGHT’ then have the evil belief to ever consider they can deny such a right. Peace can never defeat such fanaticism……It must be destroyed to save lovely young Israel patriots (+ certainly many more.) We must destroy ISIS for the same survival reason.