The Reuters staff in Israel made a going away present for their colleague, and somehow managed to snag a funny “celebrity” appearance from one of the top terrorists in Israel. Zakaria Zubeidi, who heads Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in Jenin, has been named by security officials as a key figure in organizing terror attacks on Israeli civilians. But ya know…murdering Israeli citizens aside, he’s really a fun-loving guy – you should see how he just “cracks everyone up” at the party.
Reuters spokeswoman Susan Allsopp said in a statement to Ynetnews that the film “was a spoof video put together for a departing member of staff by a few of his colleagues in Israel and the Palestinian territories. It was shown at a private farewell party and was meant to be humorous.”
Zubeidi’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades have claimed responsibility for more than 300 terror acts in the last five years.
Oh yeah, so funny – what a guy! He’s practically a celebrity! I wonder how they ever got to him, and convinced him to shoot this gag video – what with all the bombings he’s got to plan, and such?! I mean, between killing kids on buses, and families in restaurants, how ever did he find the time?!
The screening, which occurred in a Jerusalem restaurant last March, involved the showing of a video during a private party.
“The video’s theme was what Israel would be like in 10 years,” said an Israeli government official who attended the party and viewed the video.
“All of a sudden, at the end, there is Zakaria Zubeidi, playing the head of Reuters. Zubeidi was sitting in Reuters’ Jenin office, saying he was Reuters’ chief,” the official said. [Oh see? So funny! I can't stop laughing! Hardy-har-har - what a gas!]
The party included guests from the BBC, ITN, the Independent newspaper, and French journalists. [Oh, now there's a big fat surprise.]
“They all thought the video was hilarious,” the official said. He added that only a few individuals did not seem amused during the screening. [Ohhh, so that makes it OK - because almost everyone thought it was frickin' hilarious.]
“They were laughing; they thought it was very funny, he said.” [Yeah, so you keep saying... Well, as long as everyone was "amused"... ]
Do you know what Reuters’ response was when word of this video got out? That the London-based news organization is *cough* “not associated with any group or faction in any conflict.” Oh really? Do tell…
To Reuters: then how did you guys get on such good terms with this top terrorist to josh around with him…get him to shoot a “humerous” gag video with you “just for fun”? Sounds like y’all are pretty damn cozy!
And if you know where the bastard is, why didn’t you turn his murdering ass into authorities? What’s that? Because you can’t reveal your “almighty” sources? Don’t be such fuddy-duddies! It’s because then you wouldn’t get any more funny gag videos for your buddies. Because you think Zubeidi is a pretty cool dude – and decent enough to be part of your colleague’s warm and fuzzy memories of his post in Israel. Because you don’t really care that he’s murdered countless innocent people. You just think he’s pretty damn funny – and such a good sport.
Whose side are you on, anyways? *pffft!* Don’t answer that – I already know.