November 20, 2012
Palliwood: Hamas Now Marking Vehicles "Press"
I wonder if Hamas terrorists putting journalists at risk by running around in vehicles marked "TV" on them will cause a shift in press coverage? Nah, wishful thinking:
[A] senior Hamas operative was targeted while driving a press vehicle. Muhammed Shamalah, commander of Hamas forces in the southern Strip and head of the Hamas militant training programs, was targeted by an Israeli air strike while driving a car clearly labelled “TV”, indicating it to be a press vehicle, abusing the protection afforded to journalists.Meanwhile, Hamas has been urging Palestinians to ignore Israeli warnings that civilians should stay away from Hamas and PIJ leaders. You don't get good press without dead babies.
The incident occurred on the same day that four senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives took over a floor of the foreign press building in Gaza and used it as a meeting place, risking the lives of all journalists inside. The IDF targeted the operatives and a direct hit was confirmed. Journalists have been warned to stay aware from terrorists or terror sites in the Strip, for their own safety.