Rudoren's tweet last night:
Very cool NYT piece on crossing into Gaza via Rafah tunnels by Ruqaya Izzidien, who I'm looking fwd to mtg next trip http://nyti.ms/JTmJ5z
This is what was tweeted in response:
@rudoren Yes how cool! Have you given a thought to how many Israelis have been victims of terror attacks b/c of those tunnels?
She then backed off a bit-
And received this:
@seffikogen Said story was cool, not the existence of the tunnels. Cool to have a story inside them, showing how it works.
And a good sum up:
@seffikogen Perhaps not best word choice on my part. fascinating maybe better, revealing, etc
Margie in Tel Aviv@MargieInTelAviv
@rudoren spoken like a star struck 16 yr old.
Will Jodi ever get the hang of it or instead of tweeting is she twattering?
By the way, it was pointed out that
There was a false claim in that tunnel story:
"The Israeli government views the tunnels as an illegal smuggling route and often targets them in airstrikes, which usually trap and kill workers."
My friend asked: 'When was the last airstrike on a tunnel? Months ago? What is the definition of "often"? And "usually" -- doesn't the IAF almost always bomb empty tunnels? '
And then ChallahHuAkbar pointed out that
It seems one tunnel was bombed in early May, no one died. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=481535
At least two Pals have died in tunnels on their own in May http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=486658 and http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=487657
Guess one can't really depend on balanced, factual and objective news from the NYTimes or its employees.
I wonder, do NYTimes reporters, bureau head, editors, know that through the tunnels come the weapons & bullets Israel faces?