Telegraph thinks it’s important that attack on Israelis occurred “near the defense ministry”

Last night, two Palestinians from the West Bank reportedly affiliated with Hamas, Muhammad and Khalid Muhamra, walked into the Sorona Market in Tel Aviv and began methodically firing their machine guns at innocent civilians at an eatery, killing 4 and injuring 16.

Here’s a closed circuit video of the deadly terror attack.


Hamas praised the shooting as “heroic” and suggested that more attacks would follow over Ramadan.

Yet, for some reason, The Telegraph chose to focus on the fact that the market happens to be near the Israeli Defense Ministry, in the headline accompanying their report by their Middle East correspondent Raf Sanchez.


This fact is repeated in the opening passage:

Four people were killed and five others injured during a shooting attack at a Tel Aviv shopping mall close to the Israeli defence ministry, Israeli police said on Wednesday.

What significance do Telegraph editors place on the attack’s proximity to the defense ministry? They don’t say.

Isn’t it more important for readers – many of whom may not read the full article – to understand the more relevant facts (not noted in the headline) that the perpetrators were Palestinian, and the victims were Israeli?

If you’re interested to find out their reasoning, consider contacting Telegraph editors using this online form.


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