NYT: Fake News, Gaza


“Pompeo Supports Israelis On Gaza”, in New York Times, May 1, 2018. p. A25.

In Jordan, when asked by Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Pompeo expressed support for the Israeli response to protests inside Gaza along the border fence. The New York Times states the total number of Palestinian casualties in Gaza [March For Return] protests at the border as “dozens dead”.

[Note: As of May 1, Gaza Ministry of Health reports 47 dead and 7900 wounded by sniper fire; UN OCHA reports 40 dead and 5511 wounded bu sniper fire. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Gaza_border_protests)]


The total civilian casualties inside Gaza from Israeli sniper fire, approx. 8000, is understated by a factor of 200 by the New York Times. It is the same kind of math “error” that calling 6 million, 30,000 would be.