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"Clashes" at Arafat Memorial

Update: This picture is quite a fitting highlight.

"Pheer our moderation."

Orig: Female Palestinian Fatah supporters gather at a rally marking the third anniversary of the death of the late leader Yasser Arafat in Gaza City, Monday. Nov. 12, 2007. Hamas security forces opened fire at the mass rally commemorating the death of the late Palestinian leader, violently dispersing the largest public display of support for the rival Fatah movement since Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in June. Five people were killed and at least 31 were wounded, medical officials and Fatah said.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

It would appear that Hamas has attacked a gathering of Fatah supporters who had the audacity to organise a memorial ceremony in the former group's stronghold. Notice the editorial content provided in the caption, by the way. "Gunfire" killed people, "clashes" caused the violence. It's almost as if the press is trying to go out of their collective way to absolve Hamas of any guilt in this conflict, in contrast to just about every other event that directly blames the IDF for any potential casualties.

You know, the usual charges like, "Israeli bullets killed," and "Israeli bulldozers demolished."

Palestinians evacuate a man after he was injured during clashes in Gaza November 12, 2007. Gunfire killed at least five people on Monday at a Fatah memorial rally for Yasser Arafat that drew hundreds of thousands of supporters of the defeated faction in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, a medic said. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)

I'll be tracking photos of the rally, and the resulting chaos, following the break. Please note that some of the photographs are somewhat graphic, so viewer discretion is advised.I'm getting ready to be tied up in meetings, so I'm going to have to catch up with the wire afterwards. My apologies for the delay!

The Rally

(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

(Ismail Zaydah/Reuters)

(AFP/Mahmud Hams)

(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The Riot

(AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Parade of Injuries

(AFP/Mahmud Hams)

(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)

 Tags: hatem moussa ibraheem abu mustafa ismael zaydah khalil hamra mahmud hams AFP AP REUTERS #Intifada


#1 Cletus 12-Nov-2007
Pfff. Graphic photos my butt. I know you gotta say that so you don't get angry emails from butthurt pussies, but srsly.

hopefully I'll have some better ones up soon (when I get around to retrieving my password)

Anyway, the way I see it, there is no such thing as a graphic photo of a dead terrorist. Just like when PETA tries to gross me out with pics of dead animals and all it does is make me hungry, all this does is make me laugh. Because these assholes *are* animals, and I treat them as such.
#2 Cletus 12-Nov-2007

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