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Sunday, December 23 2007

Bad Santa, Bad AFP

You have to love the imagination that went into this Palestinian P.R. coup. Send Santas to throw stones at a security fence protest near Bethlehem, and let the MSM (in this case, AFP) do the rest:

'Father Christmas' beaten in West Bank demo: organisers

As well this photo:


An Israeli soldier tackles a Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus or Father Christmas during at a protest against Israel's separation barrier in the village of Umm Salamunah near the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem. Israeli guards beat five demonstrators during the protest on Friday, organisers said. (AFP/Musa al-Shaer)

If this gets any more surreal, we'll see Palestinians send Elvis impersonators and the Phillie Phanatic to the next street clashes. You think they wouldn't?

Related reading: Hamas Strong Arms Photo-Op



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"Israel says the massive barrier of electric fencing, barbed wire and concrete walls built across the West Bank is needed to stop potential attackers from infiltrating the country and attacking Jewish settlements on Arab land."

Is this news reporting or op-ed?

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