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Monday, January 17 2011

Near Lynch Is MSM Paydirt

UPDATE: Jan. 19:An astute reader just emailed wondering why AFP caption assumes the driver's a "settler."

Do the photographer and the AFP photo desk believe that living on the wrong side of the Green Line mitigates this ugly attack?

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Once again, Silwan stone throwers and Palestinian photographers ambushed an Israeli car. A lynch like this means paydirt for all the photographers clearly visible in the second image. After all, "if it bleeds, it leads."

Did the photojournalists expect anything else to happen to the next Israeli car to come along?

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Jewish settlers driving their car are stoned by masked Palestinian youths as they drive through the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on 14 January 2011. No injuries were reported. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Palestinians throw stones at an Israeli-owned vehicle in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem January 14, 2011. A spokesperson for the Israeli police said that security forces came to the neighbourhood after Palestinian youths threw stones at the vehicle, breaking the windows but causing no injures. (Reuters/Amar Awwad)
 

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