Sunday, 5 May 2013

Motorcyclist "Rockets" Down The Highway!

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

When the Israel Defense Forces killed a wanted terrorist, a number of major media focused on the fact that he was riding a motorcycle when he was killed.

Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal was connected to recent rocket fire on Eilat. The rockets were fired from the Egyptian Sinai, so Masshal certainly internationalizes the conflict.

Masshal was affiliated with Hamas, but left the group because they were too moderate for him. He joined the Shura Council of the Mujahaideen in Jerusalem and was responsible for extensive terror activity against Israelis.

So how was this reported in the news? Sky News ran the following headline:

Israel: Airstrike On Gaza Kills Motorcyclist

The Guardian had a similar headline:

Israeli air strike kills Gaza motorcyclist

And the Independent went with:

Motorcyclist killed in first Israeli air strike on Gaza since November truce


Was he wearing a helmet?

Reminds us of the classic film "Easy Rider"

Fire all of your guns at once and explode into space.....

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