Can you spot what's missing from this caption?
Yeah, those dastardly
IDF soldiers, firing unprovoked tank shells at the poor, innocent
But wait, there's more to the story? Uhh, yeah
Two Palestinian gunmen fired anti-tank missiles at IDF forces operating to neutralize terror infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip. The force fired at the gunmen and identified hitting the two.
Hmm, one would've thought that the fact that these terrorists were launching rockets right next to a civilian's home
would have merited a brief
mention in the caption. No doubt, the usual gaggle of "anti-war" groups will line up to condemn Israel
for this "meritless" attack, conveniently forgetting to mention the reality
of the situation:
More photos from this event following the break—some of which may be slightly graphic (nothing too major yet). Pay close attention to the discrepancies between all of the accounts.Update:
The captions are now reading that eight
people have died in the "bombardments." The increased number is presumably intended to enhance the "drama" of the wire reports, but from all appearances, two terrorists were killed outside of the civilian home, and another four to six terrorists were killed in an air strike, which are technically two separate events.
Notice the AFP's use of the loaded term "blitz" to describe the IDF's coördinated anti-terror operation...Update:
We're up to 8? Preposterous. The following two photos are from the West Bank, rather than Gaza, but the caption is clearly trying to connect all of these casualties together.Update:
We're up to five killed in Gaza, making it 3 terrorists, 2 human shields. Notice how diligent the Associated Press is—They're already
giving us the "heroic martyr's" name.
Also note that it's here reported that this third terrorist was found "in" the rubble of the home. The report doesn't make the distinction of whether the terrorist was found outside
the home or not, though, which would seem to be a rather important point to me. If he was inside
of the home with the civilians at the time, what was he doing there?
Was he manufacturing or preparing more rockets inside of the home? Was the home being used to store
The IDF video for this event will be very
telling. Usually, homes that are used as terror infrastructure
will have secondary or tertiary explosions when they're hit as a part of anti-terrorist campaigns.The numbers keep changing,
so I'm just going to discount all of them for now. Tomorrow will hopefully bring accuracy. There's some info on IsraelNN
, but I don't know how "final" their report is yet. The photo wires are definitely suffering from some form of schizophrenia on the matter still.
As If On Cue
... the crocodile tears
proceed to flow forth. If these people weren't so committed to supporting
the terrorists that keep getting them killed, I'd almost feel sorry for them.
Gee, I can't wait
for the inevitable über-dramatic, totally media-driven
Finally, some pictures of the house that these terrorist thugs were hiding behind are coming across the wires. One thing that immediately stands out is that it is quite
a lot of damage for a "mere" tank shell. I'm starting to think that there might be something to the "secondary explosion" theory of how the place got wrecked. That, or this house is not the one mentioned in the early reports (Which is unlikely—The captions here read "Khan Younis" as well. The only other home mentioned in the IsraelNN report linked above is in Gaza City.)
I've got more pics, but won't be able to get them online until later. Dealing with some server issues over this way—whee, fun.