Skip to comments.Photographs as Weapons of War in the Middle East
Posted on 08/03/2014 5:36:51 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
In 2003, my Atlantic colleague James Fallows performed a huge public service. He painstakingly reviewed the evidence and concluded that perhaps the single most iconic anti-Israel image did not in fact document an Israeli action at all. Muhamed al-Dura was, we were told, the name of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli soldiers, as he crouched against a concrete wall beside his helpless father.
This image still defines the conflict for millions in the Muslim world. It was cited by Osama bin Laden as justification for his crimes. However, and having examined the evidence, Fallows concluded:
It now appears that the boy cannot have died in the way reported by most of the world's media and fervently believed throughout the Islamic world. Whatever happened to him, he was not shot by the Israeli soldiers who were known to be involved in the day's fightingor so I am convinced, after spending a week in Israel talking with those examining the case.
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One of my favorite "Powerful" images.
Another example of the photo lies that these people are willing to go to to push the anti-Israel agenda. The chronicles of a Red Cross ambulance that was reportedly attacked and hit by the Israelis. Thanks to Zombie for compiling and for the commentary.
Is that the woman that appears regularly in anti-Israel photos? Great actress.
There’s a man who regularly makes cameos as well, usually posing with as part of a “rescue team” who are carrying away dead children.
I never could figure that movie (?) out.
It seemed obvious that the Israeli ‘threat’ was from stage right, and the shots hitting the kiddie-poo and daddy came from the left side and from behind the camera.
Guess people can neither SEE, nor THINK.
I remember a hilarious (word carefully chosen) clip of some Palestinians carrying a dead civilian on a stretcher. It was taken from overhead and tracked them as they ran through the streets. They turned a corner too fast and the “corpse” fell off, them immediately climbed back on board so they could continue their trip before the cameramen on the ground.
Yep, green helmet guy.
The muslums have learned propaganda well from their friends the NAZIs. Come to think of it, so has Minitrue and the rest of the Dim party.