The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Familiar Faces?

Are these the same familiar faces we've commented on before? The guy in the second row, 2nd from the right seems to be familiar, from where I'm sitting in any case.

Palestinian militants of Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militia linked to the Fatah movement, carry their weapons during a press conference in the West Bank city of Nablus March 6, 2007. The militants held a press conference following the Israeli army operation in Nablus last week. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

The guy all the way to the left in the front row looks familiar as well. (Update--And I believe the guy second from the right in the front row is none other than Mahdi Abu Ghazaleh, the spokesman of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.)

Curiously enough, Nasser Ishtayeh was one of the photographers who sent in the last set of pictures surrounding this particular Al Aqsa cell, and in the story previous to that, where I'd originally spotted "Jughead."

Very interesting.

Does Nasser Ishtayeh (ap) associate freely with Al Aqsa, a rather notorious terrorist group? He sure does seem to be around whenever they do anything photogenic. I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for corresponding pictures from Abed Omar Qusini (reuters), who for some reason tends to show up wherever Nasser does.

For more background on the respect shown to terrorist press conferences by the press, see my previous coverage.

 Tags: al aqsa jaafar ashtiyeh nasser ishtayeh AFP AP #Thug Conferences


#1 captainfish 06-Mar-2007
To be honest, I think those three "gentlemen" that you cited all appear in that second link you posted (titled "Mahdi Abu Ghazaleh).

you know, for a group with less than 2 dozen members, they sure do seem to get around. I like your suggestion: They have their own press corps.

how hard would it be to put some tracking devices on these reporter's cars and use that to track where these press conferences are. Then Israel can do some real damage to these terror groups.
#2 Michelle Malkin 08-Mar-2007
Adobe gets in on the act to help prevent another Adnan Hajj-gate. Of course, all the best software in the world won't solve propaganda problems like this one. But every bit counts....
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