Wednesday, March 25, 2009

naming the dodgy dead in the Gaza Strip

Ha’aretz has been reporting IDF efforts to identify the dead in the Gaza Strip. While I understand the intelligence need for it I am not sure it truly has any other purpose. The Palestinians know who there dead are – or do they? Ha’aretz
The fatality list presented by the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has numerous inaccuracies and contradictions, the IDF says. For example, Tawfiq Ja'abari, the commander of the Hamas police, and Mohammed Shakshak, a personal assistant to the head of Hamas' military wing, Ahmed Ja'abari, are both described as dead children on the Palestinian list.
Well, at one point, long ago, probably both men were considered 'children'.


Comrade Tovya said...

That's about right...

They've done the same thing so many times before.

The global media knows better, but if the truth were made known (that mostly it was terrorists who died) it wouldn't make for such a great story--lower ratings.

But feed their viewers child "victims" of "Zionist aggression", now that sells.

It's really a shame.

Part of the problem is the government--they do a lousy job at PR. We continue to get our butts kicked in the PR war, but we never get any better at it.

Kateland, aka TZH said...

Comrade, I am in agreement. The Israeli government does a horrible job of PR and even the international hasbara movement can’t be said to be meeting with much success either.

Its funny in a way, a people with so many obvious talents, can’t get a handle on their own PR – it could even lead one to conclude it is meant to be this way.