Tuesday, August 30, 2011

When is A Terrorist Not At Least A "Militant"?

In the New York Times:-

Palestinian Man Injures 8 at Israeli Club, Police Say

A Palestinian man from the occupied West Bank wounded eight Israelis early Monday when he hijacked a taxi in Tel Aviv, drove it to a packed nightclub and ran over police officers at a security checkpoint before emerging to stab several bystanders.

A police spokeswoman said the man, who is 21 and from Nablus, shouted “God is great!” in Arabic before being subdued by police officers. One officer was seriously hurt and three others were wounded, as was the taxi driver.

The police said they believed the attack was an act of political terror. The Palestinian Authority condemned it.

The paper did manage to slip in "terror" but no "militant".


Well, almost.  This:

Terrorist attacks, which became relatively common in Israel during the Palestinian uprising in 2002 and 2003, have been rare in Tel Aviv in the last few years, for a combination of reasons, including the renunciation of violence by the West Bank leadership, the construction of a security barrier by Israel and intensive Israeli military activity against militant cells.

I wonder what Larry Derfner would write.


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