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Embedded with the Enemy

Does anyone even wonder how Mohammed Salem is able to get such unrestricted access to an openly hostile militant group like Hamas?

A Hamas gunman is deployed near the border with Israel in anticipation for any possible Israeli raid into Gaza Strip April 26, 2007. Palestinian armed factions renewed their commitment to a Gaza Strip truce on Thursday but said rocket salvoes from the territory could resume if Israel did not halt military operations in the occupied West Bank. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)

Notice how Hamas is portrayed as a brave group of warriors, putting on their best game face and preparing to meet the enemy in a hail of fire. Also notice that you'd never find a photograph of the Israeli Defence Forces in the same light, as they're relegated to being portrayed as the Evil Jew Death Forces and Oppressors of All Peoples.

And they say the press is "fair." Ha.


Hamas gunmen are deployed near the border with Israel in anticipation for any possible Israeli raid into Gaza Strip, April 26, 2007. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

I'm actually pretty amused at that last bunch of guys. For some odd reason, I suspect their odds of "unintentional self-explosion" are somewhat higher than average.

Previously: Embedded with the Enemy, Embedded with the Enemy, OUR COWARDLY PRESS.

 Tags: mohammed salem REUTERS Intifada


Comments:

#1 Dust my Broom 02-Oct-2007
Picture and caption from the Associated Press:

Palestinian Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem, bottom left, is carried by his colleagues after being shot by the Israeli army, while covering the Israeli prisoner release at the Erez crossing in the Gaz...
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