CBS Ignored Little Israeli Boy Killed by Hamas Rocket, Blames Jews for Violence

Nicholas Fondacaro | May 12, 2021
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This week, a five-year-old boy in Sderot, Israel was killed after a Hamas rocket broke through the Iron Dome defense system and blew up his family’s house. His death went unreported on CBS Evening News that night, even after NewsBusters called them out on Tuesday for underreporting Israeli casualties. On top of that, none of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, or NBC) retracted their false reporting sourced by Hamas that Israel had killed nine Palestinian children with their airstrikes.

Over the last few days, a humanitarian organization called Defense for Children International Palestine had been sifting through reports of dead children and found that several had been killed by Hamas rockets that had fallen short, landing in Gaza.

But those facts didn’t matter to CBS foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab who opened up his Wednesday report by decrying Israel’s right to defend itself by targeting Hamas installations.

Israel's air power on full display as Gaza's tallest building turned to rubble in an instant,” he huffed. “It followed yet another day of it, it-for-tat attacks where Hamas fires its crude rockets indiscriminately into Israeli territory, only to be met with the full force of Israel's sophisticated weaponry.”