As part of their Monday newscast, CBS Mornings downplayed a shooting attack carried out by a Palestinian terrorist against a synagogue in east Jerusalem as people were filing out after services. Co-anchor/Democratic donor Gayle King and correspondent Imtiaz Tyab obfuscated that fact. As they described the attack in vague terms, the latter suggested Israel was on a killing spree against Palestinian civilians.
Leading into Tyab’s report, King framed the attack as “a Palestinian gunman open[ing] fire on an Israeli settlement there killing seven people.” And for his part, Tyab reported: “Seven were killed on Friday after a 21-year-old Palestinian opened fire close to a synagogue in east Jerusalem.”
He quickly skipped past the “shooting on Saturday” where “a Palestinian boy, who was just 13, left two men badly injured.”
Tyab blamed the attacks on a raid Israel carried out last Thursday against a cell of Islamic Jihad terrorists. He ignored that part of the story and suggested Israeli soldiers were just out to slaughter Palestinian civilians.
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