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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fun with the PalArabic press

This morning, four heavily armed Hamas terrorists tried to breach the fence into Israel, and alert Israeli forces killed them:
According to military sources, gunmen approached the fence in an area east of Khan Younis and were about to enter Israeli territory when a paratrooper force identified them and opened fire at them.

Four Palestinians were killed in the clashes and several were injured. One soldier was lightly injured in his hand and was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

The force uncovered Kalashnikov rifles and grenades on the gunmen's bodies.
Ma'an English, of course, reports things completely differently, based on those ever present "eyewitnesses":
Witnesses said Israeli warplanes fired two missiles during fighting between the armed men and Israeli tanks who had invaded. One missile was fired at a mosque, and the other exploded near a school, where the fighters were located.

Other witnesses reported a different version of the airstrike. According this account, three missiles landed near houses belonging to two families named Aal Muhanna and An-Naja, and another landed near the Al-Islah mosque.
It is amazing how "eyewitnesses" can see completely different things, and how they consistently find that Israel is shooting at schools and mosques and never at terrorists. Of course, coincidentally, "resistance fighters" usually are the only ones who happen to be killed while Israel supposedly attacks these mosques and schools.

But Ma'an Arabic shows how Arabs really feel:
Four Martyrs in Israeli shelling east of Qarara sector

...The medical crew found the body of the martyrs...

The Qassam Brigades announced the death in a statement about the martyrs, promising to respond harshly to Israeli aggression.
Ah, they weren't just "fighters" - they were on a holy mission!