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Electric scooters to be allowed into Gaza

A quick search of the web and the wires yields no additional information on this shipment of scooters, so we can't yet tell you if this was a previously planned transfer, was scheduled after the weekend's events in the Mediterranean, or really anything beyond the provided caption. I have called the AP to see what additional information there may be, and will update here as we learn more. (Updated caption from the AP: "According to Israeli military sources, Israel allowed Tuesday six trucks of electric scooters into the Gaza Strip, after they were unloaded from the Gaza-bound flotilla boats in Ashdod. The scooters are currently stored at the crossing until they are accepted by the Palestinians.")

Even when there is a lot of context for imagery from the Mideast, interpretations of the pictures are often worlds apart. Here's a case in point:

From Axis of Logic, a blog that clearly states its "Presuppositions and World View," there is video from Al Jazeera with this commentary: "Raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it."

Meanwhile, footage released, translated and annotated by the Israeli Defense Forces on YouTube has a decidedly different point of view. (AFP, Raw Story via Axis of Logic).