In recent years there have been too many reports of Arab terror attacks and riots instigated/directed/inspired by journalists. They get paid to show action, and the Arabs love to cooperate. Having an audience well equipped with cameras to record Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers injured and cowering is great encouragement for them.
You can easily see how the journalists are well-dressed/equipped for the occasion with flak jackets, helmets etc.
This reminds me of a BBC Radio report I heard over twenty years ago, when the Intifada was a new Arab term for attacking Jews. I don’t number them since I’ve never heard of an official end. It comes and goes in waves but never totally stops. In that report, the radio journalist made it clear that he was crouched together with the attacking Arabs as they threw rocks and bricks at Israelis. You could hear the noises and his uncontrolled excitement. The IDF began responding with teargas, and the journalist told us how the Arabs had come equipped with cloths and remedies to protect their eyes and lungs from it. He very emotionally described how parents comforted their children and covered their eyes to protect them. It was 100 precent clear that the journalist was totally identified with the Arab attackers and considered this a great adventure for himself.
Unfortunately, not only foreign journalists identify with the Arabs who attack Israel, so do Israeli journalists, politicians and academics. They consider themselves “post-Zionists.” But to tell you the truth, there has always been Zionist, mostly Left-Labor who considered it important to give the Arabs their own country next to the State of Israel, even before the establishment of the state. It’s not enough that the British imported the Hashemites and gave them Transjordan to rule, but the United Nations Partition Plan, approved by David Ben-Gurion’s followers, allocated most of what was left of the British Mandate of Palestine to the Arabs.
The World expected the Arabs to defeat us in 1948 and at best we’d be governed by a continuation of the Mandate. Luckily God had other plans.
There’s nothing new in journalists trying to make news; they just can’t make facts out of lies.