Monday, June 11, 2007

Autotranslate funnies: The saga of Abu Billygoats

Some Palestinian Arabic news services autotranslate better than others. With the Wafa News Agency, it is sometimes hard to figure out exactly what is going on. But that doesn't mean I should deprive my readers of the pleasure of trying to puzzle it out:
Injuring a number of citizens shot by Qassam and operational orientation of the house during the martyr Abu Billygoats

Beit Lahia - 11-6-2007 Lofa security sources today, injured a number of citizens shot by the Qassam Brigades and the executive power, on their way to the house of the martyr leader Jamal Abu Billygoats leadership in the "open" in the draft of Beit Lahia, north of Gaza.

The correspondent, said that a group of citizens had entered the house of Abu Billygoats besieged, where they get his body, and go to the nearest hospital, and then shot and operational elements of the Qassam fire intensity, which led to a number of them.

Recall, that Colonel Abu Billygoats a secretary of the Movement "Fatah" in the north, was killed in an attack by groups of Qassam Brigades and executive at his house in the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

The house of Abu Billygoats subjected to a blockade of Qassam and operational for four hours and they bombed missile and showered him with a barrage of bullets, which led to the destruction of parts of the house and wounding a number of his family members.