Is planting a bomb on a civilian bus in Jerusalem a terrorist attack, a “terrorist attack,” or a “Palestinian strike”? According to this March 23 report on a bus bombing that killed a woman and wounded more that 30 civilians, Reuters seems to think the skeptical quotes around the words terrorist attack are warranted, and that the intentional targeting of civilians was more accurately termed a “Palestinian strike.”
Police said it was a “terrorist attack” — Israel’s term for a Palestinian strike.
Oddly enough, the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority had a different assessment:
Palestinian Authority leaders in the West Bank, who are opposed to Hamas, also denounced the attack.
“I condemn this terrorist operation in the strongest possible terms, regardless of who was behind it,” Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in a statement.
We can hope that Reuters will come around to Fayyad’s view.
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