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Monday, June 28, 2010

Reuters' lying caption

Over the weekend, Gazans were dismayed about the shutdown of the Gaza power plant. Hamas and Fatah pointed fingers at each other about this, and so far the plant is still not on line. Israel is willing to send the fuel needed but no one is paying for it.

So, Gazans protested the shutdown on Friday night. From Getty Images:
Palestinian girls hold candles during a march in protest against the lack of fuel to Gaza's power station, and the continued power outages in the city, on June 25, 2010 in Gaza City.

Reuters has pictures of the very same girls at the very same protest - but it represents the protest in far different terms:
Palestinian children hold candles during a protest in Gaza City calling for an end to Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip June 25, 2010.

Of course, Reuters cannot fathom that any Palestinian Arab protest would be against anyone besides Israel. Besides, Reuters has spent years making Israel look as evil as possible while minimizing Hamas and Fatah crimes against their own people; why dilute the narrative with facts?