In treating the Arab-Israeli conflict, the world's bizarre media uniquely focuses on the families of murderers and would be murderers rather than on the victims.
That Al Aksa Marytrs duo whose grieving parents were photographed dutifully mourning their martyred sons over this week's Dimona suicide bombing (Whodunnit) aren't dead at all but languishing in some Egyptian prison. It appears that they were among a number of "activists" captured by the Egyptians in the wake of the glorious Rafah border wall breakout - the one that ended the so-called Israeli blockade of the land which, according to some, it still occupies even though there are no IDF soldiers and not a single Israeli in place in Gaza and real international law (i.e. that which applies everywhere else on this earth) says its not an occupation. Which means the Hamas pair dunnit allowing the usual suspects in the media to now come up with the usual excuses and justification for their murderous behaviour.
Bizarre, isn't it?
But it's not so bizarre in the mixed showbiz/reality news universe of Palestinian current affairs. Professor Barry Rubin explains in Uniquely Bizarre that the "Arab-Israeli conflict definitely holds the record for the most bizarrely treated issue in modern history." In summary:
"Fatah acts as a terrorist group; the PA facilitates terrorism and includes people leading terrorist groups; Fatah views itself as an ally of a group that attacks it and murders its own members; the West aids Fatah and the PA with no attempt to discourage their behavior; Israeli Arab politicians side with terrorism; and Israelis, at the risk of their lives, try to save Arab lives, and would like to have a two-state solution if the other side is ever able to make and implement such a deal.
"Oh, yes, and guess who much of the world blames for the conflict. As I said, uniquely bizarre."And the mainstream media willingly swallows all of the lies and the tripe that the Palestinian PR circus serves up - every single bit!