Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Rachel Corrie, the sequel

Question: If you were the editor of Ha'aretz, would you bury the following sterling news item halfway down a really boring story? I really think that this deserves a headline of its own:
In a separate incident on Wednesday which further underscored the growing lawlessness in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian gunmen burst into a house in and tried to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed in 2003 as she protested the impending demolition of a house in the southern Gaza town, according to their host.
The five gunmen, who also appeared to be affiliated to the ruling Fatah movement, eventually relented after being told who their targets were, according to Samir Nasrallah, in whose house the couple was staying.
Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 as she tried to stop it from demolishing Nasrallah's house. Her parents, Craig and Cindy, have repeatedly visited Nasrallah since. They left Gaza safely after the incident, Nasrallah said.
And promptly, I'd bet.
Now, a little note to the idiot kidnappers who seem to be roaming the Gaza Strip: Guys, any foreigners in the area practically by definition are your friends. The only people dumb enough to hang out there support you. D'oh! And no need to thank me for the tip.

(Hat tip: Jenni)

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