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Israel, and when a picture tells a thousand lies.


Shqiptar

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1. Log into Facebook and click on the link below (on the Facebook page of a public representative from a large inland county) which allegedly deals with the killing of a child called al-Dura by Israeli forces.

https://www.facebook.com/seamie.morris/posts/102751683254596

2. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

3. Then right click on the enlarged picture and select the option that lets you copy the image's URL/link address.

4. Go to images.google.com.

5. Click on the wee camera icon in the search box.

6. Paste in the URL or link address that you've just obtained from Facebook and click on Search by Image.

7. Read any of the links returned.

8. What was the name of the child? Muhammad al-Durah.

9. Who killed him? Palestinians.

Of course, the individual who posted the misleading image above possibly did so unwittingly. Not so the one in the post below.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/transport/207923-ireland-israel-cooperate-road-safety.html#post6540311

A similar Google Images search reveals it to be photoshopped fraud.

Photo fraud: CNN resurrects the Rachel Corrie libel | Shraga Simmons | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel

Spreading lies by textual information is easy but someone can come along with an authoritative source and expose the liar and his/her lies. Exposing a lie is somewhat harder to do when the liar is spreading the misinformation in graphic form. It's still a lie though.

I've seen other examples here. I'll dig them out in due course.
 
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Eh....why not just email the guy and let him know he's made a mistake? We're all human.
 
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He didn't even post that image himself. He just shared it from another group. Very few people will double-check a Facebook post before sharing it.
 

Iphonista

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Wow....Sinn Féiner worried about the death of a child.

Warrington.....anyone?
 

Hitch 22

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The father and son were in a street where there was a gun battle between Palestinian and Israeli forces.

They were hiding behind a concrete cylinder and it would not be too hard to see how a soldier might have thought he was shooting at a gunman crouching behind it.

Alternatively with automatic rifle fire going back and forth it is also possible that the boy was hit by a stray bullet or else by a ricochet.

But what is most likely is the boy was never shot and the whole incident was fabricated by the Palestinians.

[video=youtube;DzsCBFhCsyY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzsCBFhCsyY[/video]

There was NO autopsy, NO bullets were recovered and the only evidence is very suspect footage and questionable evidence from the France 2 camera man - a Palestinian.
 
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Middle Eastern politics is rife lying, propaganda victories, distortion and censorship concerning what really constitutes motivating factors of various involved entities.

The most dishonest of the lot are the Wahabbist factions.
 

Shqiptar

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Eh....why not just email the guy and let him know he's made a mistake? We're all human.
I have it on very good authority that the individual in question has been contacted regarding the erroneous nature of his post and is aware of this.
 

Iphonista

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Whoever fired the fatal bullet, you can't argue that the child was shot on Palestinian land after Israeli soldiers left their own land and started shooting.
What incidents led the Israelis to occupy the Gaza Strip in 1967?
 

Hitch 22

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Whoever fired the fatal bullet, you can't argue that the child was shot on Palestinian land after Israeli soldiers left their own land and started shooting.
There is doubt that the boy was even shot. There is reason to believe the incident was staged for the camera and the boy was never killed.
 

Shqiptar

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Muhammad al-Durrah incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Its quite a complex incident - as this 30-odd page wikipedia article details. Its not clear to this day who shot the child as they were caught in a firefight amid high confusion.
It's bloody complex and every link tells a different story. Apparently. a child called Mohammed Dura (no "al"?) did die that day in a Gaza hospital but he didn't match the description in the iconic photo. There's no evidence as to how/why he died and it does seem fairly conclusive that the French TV channel's version of events has been completely discredited.
 

Iphonista

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There is doubt that the boy was even shot. There is reason to believe the incident was staged for the camera and the boy was never killed.
Indeed, and this staged event generated such a wave of anger amongst Palestinians. Hundreds of Israelis were to pay with their lives in terror attacks in subsequent years.
 

The Owl

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Very silly post for you to come up with Shqiptar at this stage. There are so many murders, mass slaughters going on around our wonderful world that we do tend to forget them until we get reminders, which you kindly did with your post.

I have no doubt that plenty of "real" bodies of dead children will emerge in the future, and do not let us forget the children who lie buried today because of the State of Israel's invasion of Palestinian Land.
 

Hitch 22

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Indeed, and this staged event generated such a wave of anger amongst Palestinians. Hundreds of Israelis were to pay with their lives in terror attacks in subsequent years.
That's water under the bridge now.

The only way forward is some sort of arrangement where there can be justice and security and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians.

Both sides seem determined to cancel each other out and make any solution un-viable and drag the rest of the world into their squalid war.
 

Iphonista

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Very silly post for you to come up with Shqiptar at this stage. There are so many murders, mass slaughters going on around our wonderful world that we do tend to forget them until we get reminders, which you kindly did with your post.

I have no doubt that plenty of "real" bodies of dead children will emerge in the future, and do not let us forget the children who lie buried today because of the State of Israel's invasion of Palestinian Land.
Totally missing the point.....person number 1.
 

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