Let’s play a game: what’s missing from this Guardian article about a British MP complaining of “mistreatment” by Israel because his ambulance was held at a Palestinian checkpoint?
Let’s see… one-sided criticism of Israel? Check. Editorial characterization in guise of fact? Check. Quotes from the MP, Ian Gibson – who, it should be noted, was in Ramallah for a suitably vague reason (“guest of a medical charity”)? Check. Quotes from unidentified “Palestinian sources”? Check. Accusations against Israel for violating international agreements? Check.
No mention of any Israeli sources being interviewed at all.
No mention that the reason ambulances are often delayed or turned back at checkpoints is that terrorists use them to smuggle suicide bombers or explosives – a severe violation of international law on several counts.
No explanation of why Gibson was so insistent to be taken to a Palestinian and not Israeli hospital.
This is what passes for “journalism” by the Guardian’s standards.