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Headline Shocker Implicates Israel in Ceasefire Breakdown

Capture(the bove image is  a headline in, discussing the ongoing clashes in Gaza)

The facts are not in dispute. Israel accepted a ceasefire in the morning and suspended all military operations against Gaza. Hamas rejected the ceasefire and spent six hours firing rockets before Israel responded.

Hamas is entirely responsible for the breakdown of the ceasefire initiative.

But you wouldn’t know that from the Daily Telegraph’s headline:


Granted, the context of the article is correct. However, many people do not get beyond the headlines and we believe that a headline should bear some resemblance to the story it accompanies.

In this case, the Telegraph gives the impression that Israel and Hamas are equally responsible for the breakdown of the ceasefire despite the reality and timeline of events.


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  1. “Headline Shocker Implicates Israel in Ceasefire Breakdown”

    “…many people do not get beyond the headlines and we believe that a headline should bear some resemblance to the story it accompanies.”


    Maybe YWN should re-word the headline of this story??

  2. The headline and article from was much better.

    Israel Resumes Attacks on Hamas After Palestinian Rocket Fire Continues Despite Ceasefire Talks

    Only six hours after suspending airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza, the Israeli military announced Tuesday that it was resuming the military operation due to continuing rocket fire on Israel.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry berated Hamas for continuing its attacks on Israeli communities and said he is willing to travel to the Middle East at any time to help.

    “I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together, that the international community strongly supports,” Kerry said in Vienna, according to the Jerusalem Post.

    Kerry said Hamas is “purposely playing politics” with its rockets and blamed the group for using civilians as “human shields.”

    “And that is why they are a terrorist organization,” Kerry said.

    Kerry said he is ready to fly back to the Middle East “tomorrow” if needed. He had earlier canceled a trip to Egypt while ceasefire talks were underway.

    The Israeli government early Tuesday morning voted to accept the ceasefire proposal brokered by Egypt. Hamas rejected it, calling it “not acceptable.”

    The Israel Defense Forces said 47 rockets were fired on Israel in the six hours after the government voted on the ceasefire.

    Rockets were launched overnight Tuesday on the southern Israeli city of Eilat. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that they were fired from the Sinai Peninsula, where Egyptian authorities have been battling militant Islamist groups.

  3. Which part of the headline are you shocked about???
    The BBC has been reporting like that all week. The main part of the story of what Israel has done and then they mention in passing about the rockets.

  4. Facts are simply incorrect: there was never a truce, it never started so it didn’t end nor did it break down within hours.

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