Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Headlines Go AWOL

Check out the ABC News Online Middle East Conflict headlines covering the violence in Gaza over the last couple of weeks:

Palestinians killed in Gaza battle: Israeli forces have killed seven Palestinians ...
Gunmen fire on Hamas PM's convoy, no casualties
Israeli troops push into Gaza, 4 Palestinians killed
Israeli air raid kills two
7 killed in Gaza as Israeli offensive continues
Israeli attacks kill 9 in Gaza Strip
Four Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike
Israeli strike hits home of Hamas politician in Gaza
You'd never notice something was missing, unless you read the last line buried at the bottom of the most recent article:
At least 21 Palestinians have been killed in internal violence in the Gaza Strip this month, part of a power struggle between Hamas movement and President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction.
Fortunately, all of the ABC's readers devour every single article down to the last line, so it doesn't matter it's not obvious from the headlines, right?

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