Saturday, February 24, 2007

Palestinian Family Feuds

It's laughable how the media spins stories on the endless violence in Palestine, with the latest example this AP dispatch:

Four Palestinians killed in family feud
Four Palestinians, including two supporters of rivals Hamas and Fatah, were killed in a family feud late Friday and early Saturday, threatening the calm that has accompanied a power-sharing deal between the two groups.

The agreement, reached two weeks ago, halted months of factional clashes that killed 130 people, but Gaza remains volatile because families of some of the victims still seek revenge.

The latest violence broke out shortly before midnight when Mohammed Ghelban, 28, a local commander of Hamas' military wing, was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his home in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis.

A 22-year-old man from a Fatah-allied family, Hazem Karouah, was killed several hours later, as was 75-year-old Ismail Sabah, who was caught in the line of fire. Later Saturday, 27-year-old Ghada Karouah died of gunshot wounds.

Thirty-seven people were also wounded in the violence, four critically, hospital officials said.
A regular Hatfield and McCoy feud, now with drive-by shootings. The problem with this report, however, is this is not a family feud. It's civil warfare between two terrorist groups. Soft-selling it by calling it a family feud doesn't hide this obvious fact.

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