17 February 2011

Spokesman, spokesman, burning bright...

We are used to laugh at our own IDF (and some other) spokespersons, but here comes one that leaves them in the dust.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and killed three Palestinians near the Gaza Strip border zone on Thursday, said Palestinian medics who recovered the bodies.
Then there follows an IDF spokesman's version:
An IDF spokesperson confirmed that the troops had opened fire after observeing the Palestinians approaching the security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip attempting to plant explosives.
Of course, the Gazzan counterpart couldn't leave the scene without a parting shot:
A spokesman for the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine - a small group that only rarely carries out attacks - sent a text message to reporters identifying one of the men as a member of the group " killed during a mission carried out by our military wing."
Palestinian identified the men who were killed as aged 20, 25 and 29, and said all three were unarmed fishermen.
(Emphasis mine).

No comments... unless... perhaps they were digging under the fence for worms - purely for bait, you know?


Dick Stanley said...

Coordination, people. PR is all about coordination.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, that too :)