CNN Video on Gaza Situation June 27, 2006Posted by Sobek in News.
CNN has a video report on the Gaza situation. A few points:
1. CNN has a reporter interviewing the kidnappers. He doesn’t seem the least bit uncomfortable about the fact that he’s speaking with a man who is threatening to butcher a 20-year-old kid.
2. “How long do you intend to keep the Israeli soldier?”
“We’ll keep him until the enemy gets down on his knees, and meets all our demands.”
Including Israel releasing Pali terrorists from jail.
3. From the “unmitigated gall” file:
One of the kidnappers was killed in the attack. His brother states that Shalit should not be handed back until the Israeli government pays the price for the dead kidnapper.
[In thick British accent] “Ordinary Palestinians say they will not back down. And nowhere is that mood stronger than among the family and friends of one of the militants who died in the kidnap operation. Following tradition I paid my respects, and heard from the dead man’s brother that the Israeli soldier should not be handed back, unless Israel pays a serious price.”
NOTE: I can’t figure out how to link directly to the CNN.com video, but if you go here, and scroll down to the link that says “Watch Palestinians express defiance as tensions rise — 2:34” you can see it. I’ve asked the IB tech support department to look into a direct link.
From Ha Aretz:
“According to information gleaned by the Palestinian Authority, Shalit is being held in the Khan Yunis refugee camp. His captors may be considering moving him elsewhere, possibly to the Jabalya refugee camp.”
I’ve marked Khan Yunis (G) and Jabalya (H) on the map below the jump. Khan Yunis is about 7 miles from the IDF position at Dahaniyeh. It’s about 17 miles from Khan Yunis to Jabalya.
From Little Green Footballs, The Media Are the Enemy and The Media Are the Enemy part two. Charles notes that, like the CNN reporter, AP and Reuters photographers seem a little too comfortable with the masked guys who are trying to kill people.