There is a good deal of conversation about Hamas and Hezbollah using human shields, including children.
Take a look at this photo that shows the true nature of terrorists who have no regard for not only their lives, but for the lives of others, including children. (Probably even their own.)
Spotted first at Jawa Report.
Conservative Thinking has more on the photo. The circle in the photo notes that there are two additional terrorists hiding under the children gathered around them. I added the red lines for clearer illustration, not that those three are in more danger than the others as a missile or grenade tossed that way will take care of all in the photo, including the photographer.
I don't get it, where are the parents. Even if these guys are their dads, where's mom? Where for that matter are the snipers. I am not saying to strike the kids. I just think that they would not be too eager to hang out with these guys once a couple get their heads blown off.Well an anonymous commenter on the original post made the following comment:
Who says this is an actual situation? It could as well be a training/show/ live-propaganda event by Hamas or some other group.
In real situation that cameraman was either very brave or very stupid.
Mighty brave accusations based on one photo. Even terrorists aren't that stupid.
The people who are doing this are probably capable of killing children too.
Update: 6 August 2006
A Reuters Photographer has been caught red-handed doctoring a photo from the Lebanon fighting. More Here.
UPDATE: 10 August 2006
Check out this photo:
A Palestinian militant fires toward Israeli troops during an arrest raid in the West Bank village of Qabatiyeh near Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. Four Palestinians were wounded when the army arrested an Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades militant, Palestinians sources said. The army said two Islamic Jihad militants were arrested during the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) - Yahoo News
RETRANSMITTING ORIGINAL FULL FRAME FOR CONTEXT TO SHOW THAT PEOPLE IN BACKGROUND ARE NOT DIRECTLY IN THE LINE OF FIRE -- A Palestinian militant fires toward Israeli troops during an arrest raid in the West Bank village of Qabatiyeh near Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. Four Palestinians were wounded when the army arrested an Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades militant, Palestinians sources said. The army said two Islamic Jihad militants were arrested during the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) - Yahoo News
Of course AP is assuming that there is no Israeli military behind the photographer, or getting ready to come up the alley behind the gunman, or getting ready to toss a grenade. Then there is the possibility of ricochet and nobody can predict where the children will run to when the Israelis start shooting back.
Lets just call this what it is, children playing around terrorists. As I said before, the children standing there should not be a reason not to shoot back.
At the media is so quick to point out, Israel is killing children. Either the children are being used as human shields and some are paying the price for that stupidity, or these children are not in any danger at all (as AP would like us to believe) and Israel is targeting some other ‘innocent’ children.
Also discussed at Little Green Footballs.
Then we now have this video documenting that the Lebanese "Green Helmet" rescue worker directed the staging of photographs from Qana Lebanon:
As discussed at Hot Air. (as well other places)