First the story you will never see in the MSM:
‘Egyptian Arab Muslims shoot Gazan Arab Muslims’-Â Ban Ki-Moon, call your office: Egyptians open fire on Palestinians
What you will see plenty of is this:
It has long been my understanding that intraditionalÂ Islam, it is consideredÂ haram(forbidden) to parade dead bodies around in front of cameras, and most traditional Muslims consider such actions to be an insult to the deceased.Â Â
Of course, being the ever-capable manipulators of the press that Hamas is, it isn’t any surprise that this tradition gets violated fairly regularly. And usually, this consists of a spectacle of anti-Israeli and anti-Western shouts parading through the streets, followed by an off-camera burial, followed by more on-camera mourning.
Remember “Green Helmet Man?”
It’s important to recognize that there are people with souls so dead and intentions so evil that they will cynically use photographs like these to manipulate your feelings.
Pali Â photo-victimology
AP photo captionÂ (thanks to JW):
Palestinian children and a man wounded in Israeli missile strikes are seen in the emergency area at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. Israeli warplanes demolished dozens of Hamas security compounds across Gaza on Saturday in unprecedented waves of simultaneous air strikes. Gaza medics said at least 145 people were killed and more than 310 wounded in the single deadliest day in Gaza fighting in recent memory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
“Palestinian children and a man wounded…” What an odd locution! Why not just say, “Wounded Palestinians” or “wounded children lay next to wounded man” or some such? Are the children wounded at all? They look unhappy, but show no visible signs of injury. Did AP photographer Khalil Hamra or his Palestinian contacts place unhurt children next to this apparently wounded man in order to tug at the West’s heartstrings?
Certainly when it comes to faking grievance issues and manipulating the mainstream media, the “Palestinians” areÂ old hands.