Isabel Kershner’s notion of balance

This is how Isabel Kershner of the New York Times reported on Lt. General Gabi Ashkenazi’s testimony to an Israeli panel investigating the deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla:

Israel’s top military chief said Wednesday that activists on a Turkish ship were the first to open fire…

General Ashkenazi said that mistakes had been made…

What was lacking, according to the army chief, was preparation for the use of “precise fire,” by which he appeared to mean snipers…

The army chief staunchly defended the actions of his soldiers…

According to the general…

General Ashkenazi said it was “clear and established” that flotilla participants opened fire first…

And so on.  The only skeptical sentence is this: “Activists who were on board have given very different accounts, saying the soldiers opened fire as soon as they came on board, or even before.”

The Times hasn’t covered, at all, the activists’ side of the story.  Activists on board the flotilla say Israel fired weapons at them first even before they boarded the flotilla.

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