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What are the odds?

What do you suppose the odds are of capturing a kidnapping on camera in the Palestinian territories? Not surprisingly, based on the media's stellar record of embedding themselves with the enemy, the odds are very good:

Armed Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades kidnap Fayyad al Arba, a local Hamas leader, center, in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. The Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched al Arbaa in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violent confrontation between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

More pictures of this farce of reporting follow the break.
Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades kidnap Fayyad al Arba, a local Hamas leader, center, in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. The Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched al Arbaa in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violent confrontation between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank. (AP Photo /Nasser Ishtayeh)


Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, kidnap local Hamas leader Fayad al Aghbar (2nd R) in the West Bank city of Nablus January 28, 2007. In the West Bank city of Nablus, a Hamas city councillor was abducted as he left a bank, witnesses said. Gunfire broke out but no injuries were reported. The Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for his capture. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)


Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, kidnap local Hamas leader Fayad al Aghbar (2nd R) in the West Bank city of Nablus January 28, 2007. In Nablus, a Hamas city councillor was abducted as he left a bank, witnesses said. Gunfire broke out but no injuries were reported. The Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for his capture. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)


Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades kidnap Fayyad al Arba, a local Hamas leader, center, in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. The Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched al Arbaa in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violent confrontation between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Masked Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are seen in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched a local Hamas leader in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violence between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from Gaza into the West Bank. (AP Photo /Nasser Ishtayeh)


Masked Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades stand next to kidnapped local Hamas leader, Fayyad al Arba, in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched al Arba in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violent confrontation between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank. (AP Photo /Majdi Mohammed)


Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades stand next to kidnapped local Hamas leader, Fayyad al Arba, in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched al Arbaa in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violent confrontation between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank. (AP/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Masked Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades stand next to kidnapped local Hamas leader, Fayyad al Arba, in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. Palestinian militants allied to President Mahmoud Abbas marched into a downtown bank Sunday and snatched al Arbaa in front of news crews and startled tellers, as violent confrontation between Abbas' Fatah movement and the radical Islamic Hamas spilled over from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank. (AP/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Masked Palestinian militants from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, stand guard next to local Hamas leader Fayad al Aghbar (R) after he was kidnapped in the West Bank city of Nablus January 28, 2007. In the West Bank city of Nablus, a Hamas city councillor was abducted as he left a bank, witnesses said. Gunfire broke out but no injuries were reported. The Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for his capture. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)

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Comments:

#1 captainfish 29-Jan-2007
wow, a completely televised kidnapping that occurred in a bank where there happened to be 2 news crews. And those same news crews, AP and Reuters, were allowed to follow and enter the alleged hideout of the kidnappers and take pictures of this much celebrated event.

On a side note, is it me or are those guns the guys in black are waving fairly new? They look new. They are not the old AK47s. Also, notice how they put their guns in the car before they put their alleged kidnap victim.
#2 Brian 29-Jan-2007
Brilliant observations as usual, Cap'n! Could this be one of the first purchases made with the latest infusion of Western "aid?" inquiring minds long ago recognized such as being "the obvious."

Regards,
Brian
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