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Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief
Al Arabiya ^ | November 15, 2012 | By AL ARABIYA STAFF

Posted on 11/15/2012 12:59:55 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The death of a journalist’s 11-month-old son in Gaza on Wednesday has prompted a flood of poignant messages online -- and a media backlash -- when pictures of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic video editor, showed him carrying the body of his dead son.

Mishrawi’s son, Omar, was killed after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip fell on his Gaza home, according to the BBC.

Omar is among 16 people killed in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon, including four children, according to Al Arabiya correspondents. Fighting began when Israel’s targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday. Since then, Palestinian fighters have fired around rockets over the border.

The death of Mishrawi’s son at first prompted anger from online commentators and news blogging sites over the BBC’s alleged lack of, or minimal, reporting on the killing.

“When BBC ignores Israeli murder of its own cameraman’s baby, what hope for other Palestinians?” an article on The Electronic Intifada blogger/ activist-based website questioned, alleging that the broadcaster “totally ignored” the killings on its Wednesday night news bulletin.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; gaza; jihad; journalism; mishrawi; terrorism
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1 posted on 11/15/2012 1:00:04 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

2 posted on 11/15/2012 1:03:29 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bkmrk for later


3 posted on 11/15/2012 1:03:44 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t start no s**t , there won’t be no S**t.

Israeli’s didn’t start this, if there is a problem blame it on Hamas, they started it. You shoot rockets into Israel you will get them back. That’s why they call it war.

Of curse the press doesn’t show the Israeli dead, that doesn’t fit their agenda.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 1:04:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

america will git on the wrong side of this for sure


5 posted on 11/15/2012 1:04:24 PM PST by turdhopper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Jihad Misharawi"?

Lucky kid, he gets his 72 porcine Virgins right away, with no delay.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 1:04:41 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry. When the stunt babies are passed around for propaganda shots with a mommy over here and a daddy over there and a rescue worker over yonder, we become unsympathetic to the real casualties on your side caused by the hatred and violence perpetrated by your side. Stop training your babies from birth to throw rocks and bombs, and we will think about becoming sympathetic towards your (phony? staged-for-photos?) dead babies.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 1:05:08 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I simply don’t believe it.

If these people tell me that water is wet, I’m going to check for myself.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 1:05:19 PM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Poor Omar the tent maker. He lived mired in islam and therefore could not protect his son. Perhaps he should have known that his fellow muslims lobbed 150 missile into Israel and that there would be a terrible response. Perhaps he should have just tended to his tent making business?


9 posted on 11/15/2012 1:05:44 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

*Yawn*

Now I suppose we’re supposed to be angry about the “right wing” media?

I haven’t given an obama since reading this a few years ago:

http://www.zombietime.com/fraud/ambulance/


10 posted on 11/15/2012 1:05:44 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: facedown
How do we know that is not a sack of felafels and loofahs?

Ask BOR?

11 posted on 11/15/2012 1:06:48 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: facedown

Dead journalist spawn is not really a bad thing


12 posted on 11/15/2012 1:07:04 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, if Hamas wasn’t launching missiles at Israel, then Israel wouldn’t have to fight back.

It’s like a bully crying to his mom that he got punched in the nose.

Without question, the aggressor is Hamas, and the victims are the innocent.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 1:07:14 PM PST by SpirituTuo
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To: facedown

He was hoping his kid would grow up to be a suicide bomber and get to kill other Jews.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 1:07:14 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like a white-clothed wrapped shake of ham, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt: Looks like a white-clothed sack of potatoes!


15 posted on 11/15/2012 1:07:32 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I forget. Who started this war?


16 posted on 11/15/2012 1:07:32 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; SJackson

“Fighting began when Israel’s targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday. Since then, Palestinian fighters have fired around rockets over the border”

Bovine Excrement!! Awesome example of media bias and re-working history to suit themselves/lie to the world. Over 200 rockets had been fired from Gaza BEFORE that jerk was killed. The terrorists in Gaza started it and they LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to hide behind children & in schools while they attack others.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 1:08:20 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: facedown
Notice anything similar?


18 posted on 11/15/2012 1:09:37 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

19 posted on 11/15/2012 1:09:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

well maybe if HIS FRIENDS were not lobbing missiles into Israel then this would not have happened

Israel DID NOT ATTACK, they DEFENDED THEMSELVES in response to BEING ATTACKED. Should they have just sat there while they were being bombed? How about we find a baby YOUR SIDE killed in Israel?


20 posted on 11/15/2012 1:10:02 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: ari-freedom

They blow up so fast.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 1:12:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My Norton security gave this link site high security risk.
Thankfully the risk was blocked.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 1:12:05 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here is a link to an article showing some photos of "123 Israeli Children Killed by Palestinian Terrorists."

Don't expect them to be shown or discussed by the fifth-column MSM.

23 posted on 11/15/2012 1:14:22 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

re: “Bovine Excrement!! Awesome example of media bias and re-working history to suit themselves/lie to the world. Over 200 rockets had been fired from Gaza BEFORE that jerk was killed. The terrorists in Gaza started it and they LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to hide behind children & in schools while they attack others.”

EXACTLY!! You got it right! There were a lot of German and Japanese children who died as well because the leadership of their countries started WW2.

Stop firing rockets indescrimiately into Israel, stop sending in children to blow themselves up to kill Israelis, stop trying to destroy Israel and then, THEN, you’ll have some peace. But, I guess that’s not really the point for these people is it?


24 posted on 11/15/2012 1:14:28 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Message to Arabs and Palestinians: STOP FIRING ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL!!!!!

I have zero sympathy for people who participate in, support, or condone the attacks against Israel.

25 posted on 11/15/2012 1:14:51 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Every time the Israelis defend themselves - and protect defenseless women and children from rocket attacks fired indiscriminately by Muslim scumbags - these very same Muslim scumbags stage these “atrocity” photo ops. Most of them prove to be fake, but not before they whip the muzzie masses and the Israeli-hating left (remember this summer's DNC?) into a tizzy.

Maybe this man's son was killed by the Israelis. Maybe not. Maybe he's not a Hamas supporter. Maybe he is.

The Israelis have not been firing indiscriminately, but on rocket storage areas and rocket launchers. If this man's son was killed by Israeli fire, it's likely to have been because Hamas scumbags store weapons and launchers near schools. Because that's the kind of abhorrent scum they are.

26 posted on 11/15/2012 1:14:54 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: BenLurkin

I think it was Golda Meir who said, “there will be no mideast peace until Arabs love their children more than they hate Jews”.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 1:16:17 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hang with terrorists die with terrorists.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 1:16:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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29 posted on 11/15/2012 1:17:42 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I cannot grieve with those life forms.

Their past actions using dolls, and/or stuffed rags to depict human child casualties of war they instigated against Jewish Civilians, Jewish children, and others around the World, and then staged dramatic photo events for the purpose of mocking the sensitivities of Christians for sympathetic gain have steeled my emotions.

EFF the Muslims, and the camels they rode in on.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 1:17:49 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Dear Al Arabya: Payback's a bitch, ain't it.
31 posted on 11/15/2012 1:17:57 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: dfwgator

Yes and perhaps he should turn the camera in on himself to get the real story...ISLAM-THE DEATH CULT!


32 posted on 11/15/2012 1:18:07 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Checking for grief.

Checking.

Nnhh.

Ummh.

Still checking.

...

...

Nope.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 1:18:58 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As a human being I empathize with this father, however this article is propoganda at its worst:

” Fighting began when Israel’s targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday.”

Absolute BS, complete lie... Israel attacked the military cheif after Hamas ONCE AGAIN broke its word about cease firing. The fighting didn’t start with the Hamas leader being killed... Hamas was already lobbing rockets at Israel when they decided they’d had enough and targeted this guy.

It is tragic the Palestinians allow themselves to be used as cannon fodder by the rest of the arab world. They think they are treated poorly by the Israelis... go back and see hwo the King of Jordan treated them.

Arabs don’t want the palestinians, but have no problem arming them and inciting them to violence as their proxies against Israel. Tragic and pathetic all at the same time.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 1:19:15 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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-- and a media backlash --

...no problem hiding behind kids and women when lobbing missiles towards Israel. So take your backlash and stuff it...

35 posted on 11/15/2012 1:19:27 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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I’m not impressed with that photo.

The child is supposed to be eleven months old. The package is roughly eighteen inches long. It doesn’t measurably extend beyond the body of the father on either end.

Birth lengths are roughly 18-22 inches. An eleven month old child would be larger than this.

Further, where’s the blood? This child has supposedly just been blown to bits by an Israeli attack. If it was killed, shouldn’t there be evidence on the wrapping?

Where’s the anger that an Arab group of men set up a rocket launch facility right next door to this man’s home, or the location where this child was killed?

Instead of crying now, why didn’t he demand that rocket launch facility be moved prior to the Israeli strike?

I just saw what was claimed to be the body of the Hamas leader killed yesterday by the Israelis. It was hoisted up on men’s shoulders. It looked like a guy sleeping.

I can guarantee you, there’s no way in hell, the guy killed in that vehicle yesterday is anything more than a vapor tail today.

In tact? Looking peaceful as if asleep? You’re kiddin me right?

When the tools to produce good propaganda were being handed out, the Palestinians were off busy throwing rocks at some group of God’s angels. Two guesses where they were when an ample supply of brains were being handed out.

Coulda had peace in 1948. Sixty-four years later and it still hasn’t dawned on them, that killing members of their enemy, will result in deaths on their own side.

Years of sending rockets into Israel, was the road to peace. Just darn those Israelis for causing this current mess.

Sad really... the Arabs continue to be sold out by those seeking power on their own side. How long must the Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza live like this, due to the damnable behavior of their leaders?

In perpetuity I guess... stupid doesn’t cure itself.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 1:21:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
all this BS because they didn't want to share a common water reservoir.

I mean, I can sympathize with the actual innocent Palestinians (if any exist)... but funny thing, if Hamas setup a mortar on the roof of the house next to me, it would be on fire within the hour. These citizens need to accept at least some responsibility for allowing this BS to operate in their communities.

There really can be peace, but the Palestinians have to want it first, and it appears they have no interest in it. Until then, all's fair in love and war.

37 posted on 11/15/2012 1:21:26 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: facedown

So f’ing what, soon the shite is really going to hit the fan over there. Obama has set this up, they are now armed to the teeth and ready to rock and roll.

Maybe I can join the IDF and go over and help prepare for the battle of evermore.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 1:22:25 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: facedown
Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief

How poignant and perfect this shot is! How wonderfully well-lit, with his buds all standing around him in perfect position, with perfect expressions.

I wonder how many takes they needed before they got everything right. I'm an aficionado of Moslem phoniness, and if a shot looks too good to be true, it is. They pose everything. Sometimes the dead person has to get up and move to a different position so the fotog or videographer can get a better angle. There are videos of them doing this.

I remember seeing a tragic still shot of an old Arab woman crying to Allah in front of the ruin of her poor little house where she had lived for 50 years, hit by an Israeli bomb. (Boo!) A few months later, she appeared crying to Allah in front of a different ruined house where she had lived for 50 years.

39 posted on 11/15/2012 1:22:34 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Paladin2

Heh. I will use my falafel in the shower tonight!!!


40 posted on 11/15/2012 1:22:48 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe he should move to a place where his neighbors aren’t shooting rockets over the border everyday.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 1:24:10 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve seen the video of the strike (which Google, in their infinite sleeziness, removed.)

The strike was precise, and there was no way that this lying Muslim slime’s son was there.

How does one know if a Muslim is lying?

Don’t matter whether or not their lips move...they always lie.


42 posted on 11/15/2012 1:24:10 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

re: “Bovine Excrement!! Awesome example of media bias and re-working history to suit themselves/lie to the world. Over 200 rockets had been fired from Gaza BEFORE that jerk was killed. The terrorists in Gaza started it and they LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to hide behind children & in schools while they attack others.”

EXACTLY!! You got it right! There were a lot of German and Japanese children who died as well because the leadership of their countries started WW2.

Stop firing rockets indescrimiately into Israel, stop sending in children to blow themselves up to kill Israelis, stop trying to destroy Israel and then, THEN, you’ll have some peace. But, I guess that’s not really the point for these people is it?


43 posted on 11/15/2012 1:24:10 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: C210N

It does look like a sack of potatoes.

Also, he is doing the Susan Smith type of mourning. No tears. Is he sure he really had a son?


44 posted on 11/15/2012 1:24:49 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, here’s a novel idea: Quit swatting at the hornet’s nest, lest you get stung!

‘Nuff said!


45 posted on 11/15/2012 1:24:56 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Hey, Libtards, how's the Moral Imperative to close Gitmo working out for ya'?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Am I *really* supposed to give a rat's hindquarters about anyone named “Jihad”?
46 posted on 11/15/2012 1:27:18 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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“Miraculous Recovery by Injured Gaza Man?”

“Barely one day into the fighting in Hamas-run Gaza, the locals are hard at work playing the victim for the world’s press.

Footage from the BBC captured by watchdog group Honest Reporting shows a heavy man lying on the ground and being carried away by residents, apparently after being injured by an Israeli attack.

Moments later, that same man again fills the frame, except he is walking about and obviously unhurt.

The widespread staging of such victim situations is a favored tactic of Arabs fighting Israel and has come to be known as “Pallywood.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162130#.UKU4n0bCz8B

Video of the miraculous recovery at the link.

47 posted on 11/15/2012 1:27:18 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Da Coyote

Just like the Nazis did in the months leading up to the invasion of Poland, show all the poor Volksdeutsche in Poland crying and weeping because the “evil” Poles were terrorizing them. Of course it was all staged by the Ministry of Propaganda.


48 posted on 11/15/2012 1:27:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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I’m very sorry for the loss of this child but how many 100s of rockets do they think they should be allowed to lob into Israel without some retaliation?


49 posted on 11/15/2012 1:27:54 PM PST by Hayride
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To: SamuraiScot
Ahh yes, the "Bomb Magnet" woman


50 posted on 11/15/2012 1:28:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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