Reporting the Story of the Israeli Strike That May or May Not Have Happened

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JERUSALEM — One of the many strange features of the Sept. 6 event involving Israeli overflights of Syrian airspace is the peculiar route through which the world has gradually discovered what happened — or what might have happened — on that possibly fateful night. Normally, one would expect Israeli reporters, the ones with the best contacts, sources and understanding of Israeli operations, to uncover and report details about such a secretive operation. Not this time. The much-discussed operation, now described by Israeli journalists in half-mocking tone as “The alleged air strike that the IDF did or did not carry out […]

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