The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

There Once was a Man Named "Jihad"

"Peaceful inner struggle," my foot.

Of course, see if you can figure out what Reuters accidentally neglected to omit from the caption:

Palestinians carry the body of Jihad Nawahda during his funeral in the West Bank village of Yamoun near Jenin December 16, 2008. Israeli troops killed Nawahda, a Palestinian militant from the Islamic Jihad group, on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, then warned of possible military steps in Gaza after gunmen there launched retaliatory rocket strikes. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK)

My answer, beyond the fold.Did you catch it?

Reuters made no mention of why the IDF killed poor little Jihad, leaving the reader with the impression that they did it for no reason at all. In other words, It's Israel's Fault™ once more.

Don't these tiresome little slogans get old after a while?

Searching through more reputable news sources, we discover that:

An IDF spokeswoman said troops had gone to arrest the militant, who was suspected of plotting to carry out attacks in the Jenin area. The troops opened fire at him as he tried to flee arrest, the spokeswoman said.

One wonders if he didn't make any threats against the IDF soldiers while he was in the process of trying to evade arrest?

It's worth noting that Islamic Jihad followed this event with its traditional moderation and self-control:

In response to the killing, Islamic Jihad militants fired three rockets from Gaza into southern Israel. No one was wounded.

"Our rockets will not stop and it will be like the rain over all the Zionist towns [Ed.:—I.e., "CIVILIAN" residences] around the Gaza Strip," said Abu Hamza, an Islamic Jihad spokesman.



#1 captainfish 16-Dec-2008
just another innocent taken down for doing nothing but honoring his inner peaceful struggle, trying to better his life and the life of his fellow brethren.

Then Israel had to come in and SLAUGHTER him and his whole family and even his neighborhood. They ripped off his fingers and fed them to zionist chickens which laid defiled eggs which were sold back to West Bank in a futile attempt to convert the honorable Palestinians to zionism.

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