Thursday, March 22, 2007

Baby killers? Nah, just Palestinian Arabs. They don't count.

A two-year old was killed in Hamas and Fatah crossfire today. I wonder if it was this kid whose picture I posted earlier?

A child holding a gun stands next to Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a group linked to the Fatah movement, standing guard outside the house of their leader Sameh Al Madhoun in Beit Lahiya northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, March 22, 2007. One of the group's militants was killed nearby on Wednesday during clashes between Fatah and Hamas militants.

And another dead PalArab was found as well, which raises Thursday's PalArab self-death toll to 4, and puts the 2007 count total at....147.

And for the 15th week in a row, more PalArabs died by their own hands than by Israel, by a score of about 6-2 (PCHR counts a week as being from Thursday to Wednesday.)

If you think I am being disrespectful by keeping such a macabre count, I must be just as moral as AP and Reuters who spent the first few years of the Intifada keeping painstaking track of every single Palestinian Arab killed - but only by Israel.

Because, evidently, the PalArabs that are killed by other PalArabs just aren't very important.

Only 200 or so have been killed since the last Human Rights Watch report condemning PalArab infighting for endangering civilians - back in October, 2006. (The last report condemning Israel was last week.)

UPDATE: Another Fatah fatality. 149.