Thursday, April 17, 2008
Lots of talk and analysis in the blogosphere over the death of Fadel Shana and his martyr's funeral.
Dave has a look at a previous shady incident involving Shana, as does Charles. Elder of Ziyon also has a look around the incident.
I haven't looked at the analysis in depth yet, but here's what I note at the outset. The wires use these local stringers who often have connections to the terrorists as Shana clearly did. And this guy is sitting in the bushes pointing a tube-like shoulder-held object toward a tank in a combat zone that has its barrel pointed in his direction. Bad Idea Jeans. The TV sticker on the SUV looks pretty slap-dash, not that it could be seen from the tank (nor was he in the SUV when fired on), nor would it matter, considering the history (links to previous use by terrorists of TV truck).
It all combines to make a very dangerous situation for cameramen, and every reason for the Israelis to stick to their guns (so to speak).