The Palestinian journalists union (motto: "we report, you explode") has now
banned pictures of babies dressed up like bombers and kids with machine guns.
Journalists who failed to adhere to the ban would face disciplinary procedures, the statement said without elaborating. Previously, Palestinian journalists who ran afoul of the authorities had their credentials lifted, limiting their access to official events.
Translation: do what we say, or you get shot by a 14 year-old with an AK-47.
In other words, this means that the media can’t document the kind of gross civil rights violations that happen every day in Palestinian-controlled territory. The use of children as militants and teenagers as human bombs are things that the Palestinians don’t want the world to see. I’ve no doubt that those horrendous practices will still go on, but the threat of violence will ensure that they happen behind a veil of secrecy.