Missing Palestinian perspective by Cape Breton Post

The article, although very brief, cites four different Israeli sources including “Israeli officials,” “Israel’s military,” “a settlements spokesperson” and the “Israeli army.” The article does not specify whether the fifth source, “medical officials,” is Palestinian or Israeli. The article does not include even one Palestinian source.

By excluding Palestinian sources and perspectives and citing only Israeli sources, your article presents as deeply biased to your readers. The Cape Breton Post has a journalistic responsibility and obligation to provide both perspectives in this article. Following the Canadian Association of Journalists’ (CAJ) ethics guidelines on diversity, news organizations and journalists should seek to “include views from all segments of the population.”