The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Drive-by diplomacy

Subdued circus.
It's curious. When Israel kills a militant, Palestinians are up in arms—parading the bodies around on the street, shouting into the cameras, "examining" the wreckage, and the likes.

When Palestinians kill Palestinians? We see what appears to be respectful silence, we see a carpet covering the place where, presumably, the body is. We do still see tons of cameras (notice the boom mikes), but not quite so much shouting and screaming. We also see Palestinian "security services" keeping everything in order. Can you say "Thugocracy?" Nobody in the press can, it seems, unless they're referring to the West.

As usual, the drive-by media can't figure any intelligent questions to ask about the situation.
Palestinian policemen guard the vehicle of a top security official who was killed along with his four bodygaurds by unknown gunmen in Gaza City September 14, 2006. Gunmen killed a top intelligence official loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and four of his bodyguards in a shooting on Friday near the Gaza home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, residents said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)


Palestinian policemen guard the vehicle of a top security official who was killed along with his four bodyguards by unknown gunmen in Gaza City September 14, 2006. Gunmen killed a top intelligence official loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and four of his bodyguards in a shooting on Friday near the Gaza home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, residents said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)


Palestinian policemen guard the vehicle of a top security official who was killed along with his four bodyguards by unknown gunmen in Gaza City September 14, 2006. Gunmen killed a top intelligence official loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and four of his bodyguards in a shooting on Friday near the Gaza home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, residents said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)


Palestinian police officers surround the car of Brig. Gen. Jihad Tayeh, the head of international coordination in the Palestinian intelligence service, near the Beach Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2006. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car in Gaza City carrying a top Palestinian security officer in a drive by shooting that killed the officer and four other people, senior Palestinian security officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)


A Palestinian police officer stands guard next to the car of Brig. Gen. Jihad Tayeh, the head of international coordination in the Palestinian intelligence service, near the Beach Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2006. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car in Gaza City carrying a top Palestinian security officer in a drive by shooting that killed the officer and four other people, senior Palestinian security officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)


Palestinian security officers stand guard next to the car of Brig. Gen. Jihad Tayeh, the head of international coordination in the Palestinian intelligence service, near the Beach Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2006. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car in Gaza City carrying a top Palestinian security officer in a drive by shooting that killed the officer and four other people, senior Palestinian security officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)


A Palestinian police officer stands guard next to the car of Brig. Gen. Jihad Tayeh, the head of international coordination in the Palestinian intelligence service, near the Beach Refugee Camp in Gaza City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2006. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on thecar in Gaza City in a drive by shooting that killed the officer and four other people, senior Palestinian security officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Comments:

#1 captainfish 15-Sep-2006
That sure is a real nice car for an organization that has no money to pay its police officiers. No wonder they shot him.

"the head of international coordination in the Palestinian intelligence service,".... guess he didn't see this hit coming. By the way, "international coordination"???? Who do they cooperate with to share intelligence?
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