Star re­port­ing bi­ased

The Star Early Edition - - THE STAR AUCTIONS -

I COULD not but help no­tice your daily ar­ti­cles with re­gards to the Pales­tinian pris­on­ers who were fast­ing in protest against their prison con­di­tions.

Not once have you men­tioned that these pris­on­ers are con­victed mur­der­ers and ter­ror­ists who have been found guilty in court of the most hor­rific crimes of mur­der­ing in­no­cent civil­ians.

Had these crim­i­nals been ar­rested in any other coun­try in the Mid­dle East, they would have been ex­e­cuted im­me­di­ately. As it is, there are ex­e­cu­tions tak­ing place in Gaza and the Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries prac­ti­cally ev­ery day with­out the ac­cused be­ing brought to court, but your paper seems to ig­nore all this, nor have I seen any of our min­is­ters and so-called hu­man rights ac­tivists fast­ing for them.

Mar­wan Bargh­outi has been found guilty of five cold­blooded mur­ders, but your Star builds him up to be an in­no­cent ac­tivist. It would be in­ter­est­ing if your news­pa­per would send a re­porter to com­pare con­di­tions in Is­raeli jails to South African jails. I ac­cuse The Star of be­ing bi­ased and not print­ing both sides of the story. Mau­rice Sack­stein Bir­nam Park

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