Saturday, April 08, 2006

Israelis return fire, killing two terrorists fleeing in car

That’s my headline for the following AP story as compared to theirs, which was: Another Israeli Strike Kills 2 Militants.

Which headline do you think best encapsulates the information found in the first two paragraphs of the story?
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli missiles slammed into a car in Gaza City on Saturday, killing two members of a Palestinian rocket squad in the second deadly airstrike since the Islamic militant group Hamas assumed power last week.

The militants had just fired a rocket toward Israel and returned to their car when they were hit, the Israeli military said. The pair was from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party. A third member of the rocket squad was wounded seriously.

On Friday, a missile strike on a militant training camp in southern Gaza killed five Hamas-linked militants and a 7-year-old boy. Fourteen people were wounded, and six remained hospitalized Saturday.

Abbas, meanwhile, said Hamas has started to realize after just a week in power that it cannot govern without the world's recognition, but it is still grappling with the international community's demands that it moderate its positions... [Ed. – Those ‘positions’ being the annihilation of Israel and driving its Jewish inhabitants into the Mediterranean Sea]
The AP has apparently lost all sense of shame as well as any respect for the intelligence of their readership.

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