June 11, 2007

New Euphemism Deployed in Gaza

Don't worry; there is zero chance of escalation.

Via The Australian:

A Member of the Palestinian Fatah movement was thrown off the roof of an 18-storey building today amid renewed clashes between rival factions across Gaza, as Israel vowed to continue its strikes.

Mohammed Suwerki was kidnapped near the seafront in Gaza moments before he was flung to his death from the roof of a building by fighters loyal to the Islamist Hamas movement, which has been locked for months in a power struggle with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement.

It's now a "power struggle."

I've got to hand it to the media. Apparently tired of 13 months of saying that the Palestinian groups are engaged in "factional fighting," the media has come up with a new and interesting way of avoiding the fact that Hamas and Fatah are engaged in a civil war.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 11, 2007 12:26 PM

We were promised that the only reason there was fighting in Gaza was because Israel was occupying it. Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. Therefore, there is no more fighting in Gaza.

Someone has some explaining to do.

Posted by: brando at June 11, 2007 02:51 PM

They're just doing glide tests on a new bomb delivery system.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at June 11, 2007 06:26 PM