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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A new twist on an old lie

We've seen before that Palestinian Arabs will blame Israel for any deaths that cannot be 100% proven to be internal.

Today, a PalArab was killed near the Gaza border fence. That is about all that is known for sure.

PalArabs are claiming that he was shot by an IDF patrol, who then arrested his brother who was with him as they were gathering scrap metal. The IDF denies shooting, or arresting, anyone in the area.

We have seen many times how Palestinian Arab "witnesses" make up lies on the spot. We have also seen Israel readily admit their operations. Given the track records of both parties, I am counting this is a Palestinian Arab internal murder - the second time this week that PalArabs claim an Israeli kill that Israel denies.

This is the first time I've ever seen a claim of an arrest as well. My guess is that the brother killed the victim and this is a coverup.

The incentive on the PalArab side is obvious - stirring up hatred against Israel and claiming that Israel is routinely entering Gaza.

It will be interesting to see if tomorrow's PCHR report blames both these claimed deaths on Israel.

The 2007 PalArab self-death count total is now at 193.

UPDATE:
A more traditional killing in Khan Younis: 3 men in a Subaru shooting a 24-year old woman, Raghda Al- Ghalayeeni. 194.