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Sunday, May 23 2010

AFP and Islamic Jihad's Kiddy Cannon Fodder

Nader Abu Dakkar and Hamdi Abu Hammad, both 17 years old, were killed by the IDF after breaching the Israel-Gaza border fence. They were carrying Kalashnikovs, and tactical military vests.

Islamic Jihad deliberately sending kids to die is bad enough. After seeing their skewed adjectives in this dispatch, I have to wonder if AFP has any moral compass either:

Militants Bury Gunmen Killed in Israel Shootout

AFP - Calling for revenge against Israel, gun-toting Islamic Jihad militants on Saturday took part in the funeral of two of their comrades killed on a rare cross-border raid into Israel.

Nader Abu Dakkar and Hamdi Abu Hammad, both aged 17, were shot dead in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops on Friday after they breached the Gaza border fence and headed toward nearby Israeli villages, the military said.

Despite their youth, Islamic Jihad identified the two young Palestinians as members of Al-Quds Brigades, its military wing . . .

The two militants had infiltrated Israel "apparently with the intention of carrying out terror attacks," Israel's Haaretz newspaper website said.

I don't believe that Dakkar and Hammad were -- in AFP's own words -- "gunmen," "comrades," "members," or "militants."  Those adjectives suggest a higher level of choice and training they could not have had. It's known that the Palestinian terror groups send kids to test IDF responses.

Here's a more grimly accurate adjective that comes to mind: cannon fodder.



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It could have been worse--AFP could have written a report about the IDF "gunning down Palestinian children."

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