Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Douglas Hamilton lets the mask slip

In a story yesterday about a debate on the Middle East conflict sponsored by a Russian think-tank, Reuters' Douglas Hamilton explains:
Hamas rejects peace with Israel and is now in control of the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, pledged to continue armed struggle to liberate all Palestinian lands.
Hamilton is presumably paraphrasing Hamas but rather than employ language along the lines of, "... to liberate what they consider all Palestinian lands" (language which Reuters fastidiously includes whenever paraphrasing Israeli claims), Hamilton lets the mask slip and delivers the Hamas message unequivocally.

Apparently for Hamilton as for Hamas, "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free".

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