Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reuters continues sympathetic vigil for terror group leader

Last week, we commented on a Reuters appeal to pity for one of the leaders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, Khader Adnan, who is on hunger strike in an Israeli hospital, ostensibly to protest his detention.  Reuters expends only 16 words of the story for a background profile on Islamic Jihad, depersonalizing the group's many murdered and maimed victims by characterizing them as "Israeli targets".

That story was published on Day 55 of the hunger strike.  Yesterday was Day 62 and Palestinian Arabs in Gaza rallied in support of the terror group leader; so of course, Reuters runs yet another story about him:
"We will pursue our Jihad and resistance. We will sail in the sea of blood and martyrdom until we land on the shore of pride and dignity," top Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam said during a Friday sermon at Gaza's oldest al-Omari mosque.
The Physicians for Human Rights group in Israel (PHR), which has been monitoring Adnan's condition in an Israeli hospital, said Friday he was "in immediate danger of death," adding that he had suffered "significant muscular atrophy." [...]
Adnan owns a bakery and a fruit and vegetable shop in his West Bank village, Arabeh. He has served as a spokesman for the Islamic Jihad, which describes him as a local leader.
Our hearts bleed for Adnan.

As do the hearts of the hundreds of victims of his group's murder campaign.

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