From the ANSWER Coalition listserv
The U.S. and Israeli propaganda mills would have us believe that the current crisis began with the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier, Corporal Gilad Shalit, on June 26. There is no shortage of photos of Shalit, picnicking with friends, posing in his uniform, etc. His worried family is frequently interviewed. It goes without saying that this humanizing is virtually never extended to the thousands Palestinian victims of Israeli repression. Shalit is exclusively represented in the mainstream media here as an innocent victim, and never in his real role as an occupation soldier.
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