The 'Bulldozer Operation' in Jerusalem: A Balanced Media Coverage
By MIFTAH's Media Monitoring Unit
August 30, 2008

The Bulldozer Operation a young Palestinian from Sour Baher/south Jerusalem implemented on 2 July 2008 in West Jerusalem received special coverage in the three Palestinian newspapers Al-Quds, Al-Ayyam and Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, as well as in Palestine Television (PBC).

The operation killed three Israelis in addition to the implementer, Husam Tayseer Dwayyat, injured tens, and triggered wide Israeli reactions because of its nature and means.

First: The three newspapers

News of the operation occupied the headlines of the three newspapers, unanimously describing it as an "attack" and describing the victims as "killed," including the implementer, without mentioning his motives that remained unknown even to Israeli security services, unlike other attacks for which a certain party usually assumes responsibility.

The three headlines were balanced, neutral and not instigating, as they were based on international news agencies. The three headlines were close, as Al-Ayyam had the following headline on its front page:

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