Palestinians having Party
It's really becoming obvious. In a comment about yesterday's sucide attack in Netanya, I said (in french), that I wouldn't be surprised to see pictures of Pallies celebrating the mass murder of jews in Netanya. Well, via LGF, I just found them. Meet Pally-Party™ :
AP: Supporters of the Islamic Jihad march along the streets carrying Jihad flags during a rally in support of Lotfi Abu Saada, 23, a suicide bomber who blew himself up Monday in the Israeli city of Netanya, at the bomber's hometown in the West Bank village of Illar near Tulkarem, Tuesday Dec. 6, 2005. Israel on Tuesday clamped a closure on the West Bank and Gaza, banning virtually all Palestinians from Israel, in its first response to the suicide bombing that killed five Israelis outside a shopping mall.(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh).
Reuters: Palestinian gunmen march in celebration of Netanya's bombing in the West Bank city of Jenin on December 5, 2005. A Palestinian suicide bomber killed five people outside an Israeli shopping mall and Israel ordered its army to hit militant leaders behind the attack. Witnesses said the bomber smiled before blowing himself up in Netanya, in an attack that threatened to unleash a new spiral of violence which could bury peace hopes stirred by Israel's Gaza withdrawal. REUTERS/StringerFirst, do you note the pervert nature of the captions? Is it really noteworthy to say that Israel closed the borders? Isn't this maybe understandabale? Or is the AP just trying to suggest that Israel is exaggerating, that in fact it's the Zionist State who is the root of all violence - once more? Hey, they just got 5 citizens blown away! And the AP notes that they are closing borders, banning poor palestinian workers from doing their honest work for a living... "What media bias?" would LGF's Charles Johnson ask...
Then about Reuters' statement: Who cares whether the terrorist smiled before blowing off?? Is he a hero or somewhat to them? Of course, in the end it is not really surprising, Al-Reuters, as some like to call them, has been (besides french television) one of the most active (militant?) supporters and defendants of palestinian terrorism. So this is nothing really new. But this second picture nevertheless struck me: Am I really the only one to recognize the young fella' in the blue jacket? Hell yes, it's Zakariyya Zubeidi, the Jenin leader of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades, the terror gang with close ties to Abbas' Fatah! Of course he must be happy when jews are killed. But it's peculiar that Reuters does not tell us that it's him on the picture. I mean, Reuters should know better: After all, that guy is almost a soul mate of them. They're so much pals together, that they even shoot funny movies together - just, you know, for amusement. Really funny that they don't mention him in the image caption.
Maybe it's because Reuters wants people to think they're - neutral ? Oh c'mon... You can do better than that.
UPDATE (07.12.2005, 02:30): This is bad, really bad: "Israeli Suicide Bomber". Found on Yahoo! News. As LGF points out, Yahoo is probably not to blame though, since they only automatically reproduce the headlines they get from the news agencies... Source (maybe it's already broken when you try - or corrected). Fortunately, I made a snapshot.