06 April 2008

Falling out between swine

This short article caused me a bizarre feeling - like finding yourself in a parallel world, where most of the familiar details are faithfully copied from the world you know, but people talk and behave differently. To start with the headline:

Hamas: Rocket attacks not aimed at Israeli women, children

Strange enough, and doesn't require comments. But the contents of the piece are real mindboggling:
"Hamas doesn't mean to kill children with its rockets," spokesman Ismail Radwan told reporters in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in response to a statement made by al-Qaida's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who said Hamas' random rockets kill women and children in violation of Islamic law.
Still no comments. Just my poor head that cannot get rid of the colorful image of Hamas and al-Qaida chiefs in Santa Claus outfits distributing sweets, toys and smiles to the children of Sderot, New York, Madrid, Baghdad...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.