Monday, May 21, 2012

Shelter from the "storm"

The bastardization of language continues to be part of the collateral damage of the conflict in the Middle east

Storm: a violent military assault on a fortified place, strong position, or the like.

From Merrimam-Webster
Storm : a disturbed or agitated state : a sudden or violent commotion
: a heavy discharge of objects (as missiles)
: a tumultuous outburst a storm of protests

From the Friday, May 18 "Window into Palestine" blog: "Storm" is used 4 times in this very brief report

Jewish settlers, officials storm Aqsa mosque

"A group of 25 Jewish settlers accompanied by an Israeli minister stormed the holy Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Thursday morning.

Mahmoud Abu Ata, a spokesman for the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage, told the PIC that 25 settlers, a minister, and media personnel were escorted by Israeli soldiers in their “provocative” stroll inside the holy Islamic site. He condemned the recurrent storming of the Aqsa, charging that the storming fell in line with the Israeli occupation authority’s Judaization attempts of occupied Jerusalem.

Fanatic Jewish settlers have threatened to repeatedly storm the holy compound in 2012to establish the alleged “temple” on the ruins of the Aqsa mosque after destroying it."

In case you were wondering, this is what "storming" by "fanatic Jewish settlers" looks like:

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