JENIN, West Bank — Two Palestinian men were fatally shot by the Israeli police after attacking officers with knives, one at a contested shrine in the West Bank and the other at a checkpoint near East Jerusalem, a police spokeswoman said Saturday.It could have been written also:
After attacking officers with knives in separate incidents, two male Arab residents of the West Bank were fatally shot by the Israeli police.
But what really bothers me is, of course, the headline (for which the correspondent/reporter usually is not responsible)
Israeli Police Officers Kill Two Palestinian Men
and the dateline, Jenin.
The headline has the story backwards. The headline permits a reader to assume that, out of the blue, the evil Zionist jackbooted military personnel picked off an Arab or two, for fun.
The dateline has nothing to do with the events:
The first shooting took place at the Zayyim checkpoint on the outskirts of East Jerusalem late Friday...The second shooting occurred on Saturday near the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron,..
P.S. In this third incident no one was shot, killed or wounded but the Mayor's car got stoned:
Also on Saturday, a man wounded three Israeli police officers when he struck them with his car, Ms. Samri said. She said the incident appeared to be an intentional attack. It occurred near Mr. Abu Ghannam’s neighborhood in East Jerusalem.