Thursday, January 06, 2011

This is what is called "news" in Gaza

I mentioned earlier today that Western news agencies are ignoring Hamas' daily abuses against Arabs in Gaza.

So what are all of those reporters, photographers and stringers doing there?

Here's a clue:
Cameramen and photographers surround two Palestinians participating in a reenactment of an Israeli strike during a performance organized by Hamas, marking the second anniversary of theIsrael-Gaza war, in Jebaliya, northern Gaza strip, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010. 
Snapped Shot counted 21 photographers in this photo that is literally staged by Hamas.

There is no doubt that a great number of so-called "journalists" in Gaza are simply shills for Hamas, ready to jump and photograph anything Hamas asks and happy to avoid all areas that Hamas tells them to stay away from (a very common occurrence, especially after "unexplained" explosions.)