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Playing It Up for the Cameras

Is this a genuine outpouring of brotherly sentiment between the Palestinian "shoppers" and their Arab brethren in Egypt?

A Palestinian child wears a headband reads save our childhood, hands flowers to Egyptian forces at the breached border wall between Gaza and Egypt, during a demonstration in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2008. Egyptian border guards began repairing another section of the destroyed Gaza Strip border wall Tuesday, slowly limiting Palestinians from entering Egypt a week after they first rushed into this city, effectively ending an Israeli blockade and sending hundreds of thousands of Palestinians across the border in a shopping frenzy. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


Zooming out, we can pretty clearly see that the answer to that question is "no." This girl was sent solely for the sake of our photographic corps:

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


Reminds me of something I've seen before. Once again, the press proves that transmitting terrorist propaganda is priority number one.
REUTERS/Nasser Nuri (EGYPT)

  #Intifada


Comments:

#1 Kevin 29-Jan-2008
So now the poor starving palestinians are purchasing cut flowers? Not buying it.
#2 captainfish 01-Feb-2008
guess they have enough money to buy paper, ink and flowers, but not enough to pay for their electricity and food?
#3 Ben 11-Feb-2008
captainfish, Israeli intelligence reported that Hamas had given many Palestinian individuals about $300 per person (totalling about $1.5 million, according to DebkaFile http://www.debka.com) and told them to go and spend it in El-Arish, in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

Hamas' goal was to infiltrate their thugs (hidden among the crowds) into El-Arish and control its airport to allow Iranian "supplies" to be airlifted to strategic positions along the Israeli border.
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