Using the term ‘shot’ as an attention grabbing headline and in particular ‘shot in the head’ in the first paragraph, is an attempt to manipulate the way a reader views this report……’shot’ gives the impression of extreme violence intended to kill……when the fact is the man was hit by a rubber bullet in a violent ‘protest’ as the BBC later points out.
But the heading and first paragraph have already done the damage by misrepresenting the facts and suggesting the Israelis were using metal bullets and not the entirely different, though still dangerous, rubber bullet.
Shot Palestinian Mohammed Asfour dies in hospital
A Palestinian shot in the head by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers has died of his wounds, hospital officials say.
Mohammed Asfour, 22 was hit by a rubber bullet during the protest in the West Bank village of Aboud on 22 February.