Saturday, August 20, 2011

Palestinian dead are "civilians", "physician", "children". Israeli dead are #$%!@&*

On Thursday, Palestinian terrorists operating out of Egypt attacked two Israeli cars and a passenger bus with Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifles killing eight people, seven of whom were civilians, including sisters who worked as educators.  Following the initial hail of gunfire, the Palestinian attackers shot the sisters and their husbands in the heads at point-blank range.

Of course, if you read Reuters, you wouldn't know much of this.  Within 24 hours of the attack, the Israeli victims had been reduced to typographical errors:
Israeli forces were swift to blame the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) armed faction for Thursday's attack near the Red Sea resort of Eilat which killed when eight Israelis. [sic]
By contrast, Reuters correspondents Nidal al-Mughrabi, Ari Rabinovitch, and Allyn Fisher-Ilan are quite meticulous when reporting details of those Palestinians killed in the ensuing Israeli attacks -- twice:
Among those killed in Israel's strikes were 11 militants and four civilians, including a physician and children aged 2,5 and 13, said Hamas medical sources [...]
The radio tirade followed Israel's latest air strike launched just before midnight, targeting a militant riding a motorcycle in Gaza City. The missile also slammed into a passing car, killing three civilians including a medical doctor and a child, Hamas medical officials said.
Funny how those word processing errors only seem to occur when Israelis might be humanized.

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