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November 13, 2012

Ma'an Transforms Slain Hamas Fighter into 'Man'

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of Hamas militant Mohammed Quno during his funeral in Gaza City today (AP photo by Hatem Moussa)

Taking a page out of the Los Angeles Times' playbook, today it's the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency which identifies a Hamas fatality as simply a "man." Here is a screen capture of much of the Ma'an article as it currently appears:

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But Muhammad Zeyad Abdullah Quno is not just a "man," or an innocent civilian bystander. Hamas has already claimed him as one of their fighters, praising him for his "long bright path of jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice."

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AP has already reported that today's Palestinian fatality is a "Gaza militant." Will Ma'an get with the program?

Posted by TS at November 13, 2012 07:03 AM

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