Ghada Karmi, a nasty propagandist, one of many in the Guardian's service, excelled in her article A Middle East peace that wreaks havoc. The lede of the article speaks for the rest of it: "With the odds stacked so strongly in Israel's favour, Palestinians rightly view the US talks with dread". Palestinians, at least the ones from Hamas, listen carefully to Ms Karmi. And act on her missives without delay.
The four were two couples – one aged 25 and the other 40. One of the women was pregnant. According to eyewitness reports, the terrorists succeeded in hitting the passengers in their initial fire but then approached the car and shot them occupants at close range.Being what they are (namely Hamas) they are quite proud of this achievement:
A Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, said the Islamist group praises the attack and considers it a natural response to "the crimes of occupation."Yes, it's Hamas' natural and traditional response to a possibility (remote as it was to start with) of peace that could wreck havoc. Of which havoc Ms Karmi is so afraid.
But it's no good to speak out in the heat of the moment. Ms Karmi will undoubtedly answer that, as "academic and writer" she is against all violence and will indignantly reject any insinuations to the contrary. After all, what she deals with is mere words. Some innocent adjustments to the history - an omission or five here, a slight change there, and voila: another building block in the Palestinian skyscraper of national mythology. Like this:
When in the 1979 Camp David negotiations Egypt sought to give the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza a basis for a future independent state, Israel refused.Do you want more of it? Read the whole article, it's fuller of such tweaks of reality than a stray dog is full of ticks. No professional fisking required.
Cross-posted on Yourish.com