The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Truth in captioning

Palestinian police officers cover the body of 16-year-old Palestinian Mountasir Oukah with an Islamic flag, at a hospital morgue in the West Bank town of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006. Palestinian doctors said Oukah was killed and twenty people were wounded in clashes during a standoff between Israeli troops and al-Aqsa Brigades militants at a fugitives' hideout Saturday in the West Bank town of Nablus. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


In reality, I think you'd find that this is a Hamas flag.

The selection of covering the body in a Hamas flag is significant, as that would seem to indicate to me that the teenager was not, as our photographer would have us believe, a civilian!

UPDATE 21:03 EST: For the record, this is how a Hamas militant is dressed for burial:

Palestinian relatives of Hamas militant, Tariq Helles, carry his body during his funeral in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006. Helles and another Hamas militant were killed early Sunday during an Israeli army airstrike in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

 Tags: nasser ishtayeh khalil hamra AP Intifada

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