Skip to comments.Law refutes Israeli claims of staged Jenin 'burials'
Posted on 05/09/2002 3:50:32 PM PDT by ThreeOfSeven
8 May 2002
On Sunday, May 5, LAW organized a press conference in which it refutes Israeli claims that Palestinians had staged fake 'burials' in Jenin. The fake 'burials', the Israeli army spokesmen say, were an attempt to "prove" that there were many more Palestinians killed than actually were.
However, at the press conference, LAW showed and compared footage taken from an Israeli military drone on April 28, 2002, and footage taken by Palestinian film producer, Mohammad Bakri, who was shooting at the same site.
What the footage actually shows is a group of children playing "funeral" near the cemetry in Jenin. It is not uncommon in the occupied Palestinian territories to witness Palestinian children playing a game where they pretend they have been killed. It is part of a phenomenon raising fears among child experts and that a generation in the Palestinian territories has suffered serious psychological damage from Israeli violence directed against the Palestinian civilian population.
Moreover, the footage does not show a typical funeral, since there were no flags, which usually is seen at many Palestinian funerals, and the children were running, which is not common for an actual funeral.
Israeli and foreign media quoted the head of field intelligence for land forces in the Israeli army, Colonel Miri Eisen, who said that "the film speaks for itself," adding "they tried to fabricate evidence of funerals to inflate the number of their dead."
The media uncritically took up the Israeli spokesmen conclusions, without investigating what the footage actually shows.
It is not first time that Israeli army spokesmen fabricate distortions, including, blaming Palestinian parents for their childrens' death, and that Palestinian children are "just killed by accident".
I disagree. Since the Palestinians and other Arabs are always quick to accuse Israel of every wrong under the sun, it's understandable that Israelis would be quick to point out Palestinian attempts to discredit them. This is one instance of an Israeli misfire.
Your comment would indicate that you think the Israelis are always doing this. Care to elaborate further?
Where have these guys been? They don't seem to be protecting anyone's human rights either Arab or Israeli.
The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment
I'll bet that you dance in the streets every time a suicide bombers hits another Israeli target. Your pathetic defense of barbaric animals who PURPOSELY target civilian men, women and children for death, teach their children to hate and murder Jews via kiddie TV shows and school textbooks, parade their bomb-strapped tots about for cute photo-ops, revel in blood-soaked child sacrifice in the name of their violence-loving god, revere as heroes men like Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Hitler, repeatedly nix a Palestinian State if it doesn't include the destruction of Israel and Jews and celebrated the horror of 9/11 with ghoulish jubilation is what one expects of an ignorant, Jew-hating fool. This article proves nothing. The Palestinian lust for hatred, blood, death and destruction (peace-loving, hah!) proves itself over and over again. I have no sympathy for the Palestinians or their supporters who openly celebrate terrorism...
I think the Israelis are engaged in a war of propaganda. Remember Mossad's motto: "By way of deception, thou shalt do war".
See Israel's black propaganda bid falters for an analysis debunking Israeli "evidence" against Arafat.
They do some good by reporting on violations of human rights and environmental problems in the occupied territories.
For a while I was thinking "Man, this ThreeOfSeven guy has such a great sense of humor!!! and so understated!"
Only now... I am getting the nagging feeling that you are serious! That you actually BELIEVE this stuff???
Well, Mr. Three... I hope that is not the IQ you are having battle of wits with.
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