(Presidentialwire.com)- After a 13-year-old Palestinian boy hiding behind parked cars allegedly opened fire on Jews in Jerusalem, the Reuters News agency wrote a sympathetic article about the boy, lamenting that he had dreams of being a chef.
The boy shot a father and son in their upper bodies before he was shot and wounded in return gunfire.
Reuters titled their article “Palestinian Teenager Dreamed of Being A Chef Before Attack, Teachers Say” in response to the surveillance video purportedly showing Muhammad Aleiwat shooting at the Jews.
Reports show that, like other major news outlets such as The New York Times, Reuters has acquired a reputation for its anti-Israel coverage.
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs analyzed 107 editorials on Israel and Jews published by The New York Times since 2016. David Bernstein, the organization’s president and CEO, accused the Times of institutional bias against Israel.
Approximately a decade ago, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) published a pamphlet titled “Indicting Israel: New York Times Coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” that detailed the Times’ consistent anti-Israel bias.
As for Reuters’ report on the 13-year-old shooter, the article stated that Aleiwat was pressing his teachers for the school report he needed to attend a Jerusalem college to train as a chef. Three days later, he was lying unconscious in a hospital, accused of opening fire on a group of Israeli pedestrians in Jerusalem’s Silwan district.
The report said those who knew Aleiwat are perplexed about what could have prompted him to commit such an act. Those who knew him claimed he had never shown any interest in politics.
According to the report, the boy’s family claimed he just happened to be there when he was shot.
Fox News reports that paramedic Fadi Dekidak stated that the victims were fully conscious and suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body.
Dekidak immediately placed Aleiwat in an intensive care unit, and all were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Hospital for life-saving medical care.