11 June 2007

What a punch line!

Reuters, in a reckless streak of openness tells the story:

The Palestinian journalists' union criticised militants on Sunday for using a vehicle marked with a "TV" sign to approach Gaza's border with Israel and attack an Israeli military position across the frontier. One militant was killed in Saturday's attack, jointly claimed by Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah faction. The Israeli military said none of its soldiers was hurt.

"The use of vehicles that carry 'Press', 'TV' or other signs ... expose journalists' lives to danger, gives the Israeli occupation a pretext to target and kill journalists and restricts their ability to perform their professional and national duties," the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate said.
So far so mundane - after all, this is not the first time a vehicle with 'Press' sign or an ambulance carries brave "freedom fighters". But here comes the punch line:
Abu Ahmed, spokesman for Islamic Jihad's armed wing, accused the Israeli military of fixing the TV sign to the armored car.
Truth, apparently, is in the eyes of the beholder. Here are some samples of another Zionist conspiracy:

I have to say: them Zionist Hasbara bandits have done a quick paint job this time!

And, as a matter of routine, this attack on the crossing must trigger a series of UN inquiries and protests of the closed border check posts. Stands to reason.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.