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Monday, February 04, 2008

Once a terrorist...

Hamas made a deal with Egypt to close the Rafah border, and now Hamas is relishing its role as a respected international player.

But it is a bit harder to remove that terrorist mindset....Check out these bland captions for the somewhat more violent pictures:

Palestinian armed members of the Hamas forces arrest an Egyptian man who tried to cross the now-sealed breached part of the border wall between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
(This was from AP, but Reuters used essentially the same caption for essentially the same picture.)


A member of the Hamas security forces, right, threatens to hit a Palestinian man with his gun butt as he tries to keep him away from the border between Gaza and Egypt, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.

Try to imagine the airplay that similar pictures with Israeli soldiers would get.