The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Whitewashing Murderousness

Once again, I am beaten to the punch, by Aussie Dave this time. Check out this little nugget from the Associated Press:

Palestinian Shifa al-Qudsi, 30, who was caught and jailed six years ago after planning to blow herself up at an Israeli beach hotel, stands at the entrance of a beauty parlor, her previous workplace in the West Bank town of Tulkarem, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Just out of prison, the 30-year-old former hairdresser said she isn't sorry for having plotted carnage among civilians, times were different then, she explained, but now hopes to meet ordinary Israelis to explain herself and help bridge the hostile divide between the two peoples. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

She is not sorry for trying to blow up civilians, yet she is pushing to bridge the "hostile divide" between the two peoples? Seems to me that all of the hostility is on one side here, but I'll defer to Aussie Dave for the meat and potatoes:

So let me get this straight. A woman so consumed by hatred for Israelis, who does not regret planning to blow up innocent civilians, now plans to “bridge the hostile divide between the two peoples” because “times were different then.” Besides the innate implausibility of such a position - how could someone who is still adamant that blowing up innocent people is fine want to meet up with these people and be “peacemaker” - why were times different then? Nothing has changed. The palestinians still view suicide bombings as legitimate resistance, and they are living under the same conditions if you believe their own news sources.

No, this is propaganda, pure and simple. And the AP is right there as usual, more than willing to help disseminate it.


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