Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beautifying Hamas

Reuters correspondents fancy that beauty is in the eye and with a bit of concealer and rouge, even the most horrific terrorist can be made presentable.

In "Gaza militants say Hamas stops their rocket fire", Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams want us to know that Hamas has been enforcing law and order in Gaza, preventing other terror groups from firing rockets at Israeli civilian communities to otherwise "avenge Israeli fire on Gaza and to show solidarity with Palestinian protests over a contested Jerusalem shrine".

Not only that, but Hamas police have even blocked Islamic Jihad street rallies and arrested members from IJ. All very respectable for Hamas which is "deeply conservative" in Reuters' parlance but willing to enter into a "long-term truce with Israel". There are even unnamed Israeli defense officials who "have credited Hamas" with the "tapering off" of rocket attacks from Gaza.

Quite a makeover.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I guess we all just have to thank our lucky stars we are lucky enough to have a humanitarian organization such as Hamas in charge in Gaza! Maybe Reuters would like to invite Hamas to run their business for a while? Heck, Reuters couldn't get much worse!