Only "stones", eh?

This is a picture
of the "stone-throwing protestors". It was taken by an AP photojournalist in Nablus.

You might remember the incident. It was the one in which 15-year-old Amjad al-Masri died in his (implied innocent) "protest" from a rooftop. The IDF has been criticized for "over-reacting" to mere "protestors".

Let's understand one thing. Depicted are cement building bricks. Dropped from a height, they can be deadly. There is a difference between petulantly throwing ground pepples at soldiers, and trying to crush their skulls with bricks lobbed from a height.

For me, the picture says everything that needs to be said.

I cordially invite the editors of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Associated Press, and Reuters to adequately explain their inaccurate portrayal of the events of January 2nd.

posted by Linda on January 7, 2004 08:40 PM