This is certainly an interesting turn of events. Check out the caption to this photo on the newswire this morning. I won't reproduce the whole thing here, for obvious reasons, so allow me to highlight the key phrase:
...Israeli police are holding the body of Abu Dheim until his family agrees to hold a low-key funeral without media coverage...
I've long railed against media-driven funerals
, and have repeatedly accused the press of encouraging this type of behaviour
(even when said "funeral"
is purely for show
This, however, is the first time I can recall seeing the State of Israel actually try to take pro-active measures
these propaganda-driven parades of crocodile tears
. It's definitely a positive development, even if Israel is
being a bit inept in its approach to the subject.
After all, if Israel were half
as "ruthless" as its ever-paranoid detractors think
it is, don't you think it would've done something a bit more... well, ruthless?
For instance, if I were the "ruthless dictator" type, I would've burned the body, mixed the ashes in with some good, old-fashioned lard, and delivered it back to the family in a can of Crisco.
With a bow on top.
With that alternate in mind, don't you think that the Palestinians should show a little
bit of appreciation that someone in the Israeli state still thinks that "playing nice" with people who want to eradicate them
will somehow make people like them?