Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fake Israel Massacre movie footage.

We've seen a lot of Gaza "atrocity" movies and pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words, if it is a real picture. At least one of the "atrocity films" of "Zionist war crimes" circulating on YouTube is a fake, and another was staged.
Newmax reports:  
Several left-wing Web sites have displayed a graphic video purporting to show Palestinians killed or wounded by a recent Israeli airstrike in Gaza.
In fact, the video shows the aftermath of an accidental explosion of a truck full of rockets at a Hamas rally nearly 3.5 years ago.
One of the Web sites that posted the video on Jan. 5, The Raw Story, quoted a Palestinian source as saying the video was shot "immediately after a terrorist Israeli airstrike hit a busy market where kids with their mothers and fathers were searching for food to eat from one of the local markets early on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009."
The Web site Question Everything reported: "Saturday, before Israel launched a full-scale invasion of Gaza, a Palestinian with a camera witnessed a devastating bombing. His video shows the brutal, bloody results of an airstrike on what appears to be a civilian area... . .
But a poster to the site, which also displayed the video, disclosed: "This video is from September 23, 2005, and was taken in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.
"A Hamas pickup truck carrying Qassam rockets detonated by mistake during a Hamas rally, leaving at least 15 killed and dozens more injured.
"The pickup truck in question is visible for a split-second at the start of the video. The section of the video showing the pickup exploding has been edited out."
The BBC reported at the time: "At least 15 Palestinians have been killed and scores injured in a blast during a parade by the militant Hamas group in the Gaza Strip. A truck carrying gunmen and homemade weapons blew up during the rally in the Jabalya refugee camp..."
The Raw Story issued a correction and removed the video.
But Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters observed, "I guess that's all it takes to get anti-Israeli propaganda spread throughout the liberal blogosphere these days."
Little Green Footballs reports on a staged video that was pulled by CNN  and a suspicious looking UK Channel 4 video. 

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