During last month’s intense eight-day battle with Israel, the military wing of the Hamas government brutally and publicly put an end to Mr. Shalouf, 24, and six other suspected collaborators. The vigilante-style killings by masked gunmen — with one body dragged through a Gaza City neighborhood by motorcycle and another left for crowds to gawk over in a traffic circle — highlighted the pathetic plight of collaborators, pawns preyed on by both sides in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Let's repeat that:
the pathetic plight of collaborators, pawns preyed on by both sides
I will not take the easy way out and term Ms. Ruderon's prose "pathetic", nor even her thinking as such.
But what can be said is that she is inserting her own subjective viewpoint into an analysis. She's opinionating, not reporting.
She could have written that these were Gazan peace activists or Arabs seeking reconciliation with Israel. She could even have intimated that they were seeking to undermine a vicious obscurantist dictatorial regime. Or seeking revenge for acts of cruelty done against their family members or such.
But she chose to go through a private prism of liberalism and worse, to adopt a narrative that any Arab seek to reach cooperation with Israel and assist in eliminating terror is somehow out of character or worse, doing something not natural.
No, Ms. Ruderon's worldview is wrong and her reporting is biased.