AP circles the wagons in the Washington Post:
After hours of digging, Daher emerged with the youngest victim. In a parched voice, he shouted something in Arabic and held the child up for the photographer.
To many in the West, such photographs are surprising; but they are not unusual in the Middle East, where grief and drama are often intertwined, and that can include displaying of bodies.
Call me silly but I think the “something” he shouted is a key question. Did he shake his fists at heaven and condemn Hizballah for using human shields? Did he curse the Jews like Mel Gibson at a routine traffic stop? Did he shout, “Allahu Akbar, Mr. DeMille; the child is ready for its close-up”? That’s what all the fuss is about.
There is no question that he set up camera shots and most of us are disgusted at AP for playing along.