Since Friday afternoon, Israel has been targeted by over 150 rockets from Gaza. The Iron Dome anti-rocket system has been working well at about a 90% hit-rate, which has kept serious rocket strikes to a minimum.
The Palestinians have been waging the war through their most effective weapon they have — lying, and using the media to spread their lies. Fake Imagery is one of their fortes.
So…Palestinians have been using this photo everywhere on facebook and twitter to accuse Israel of “war atrocities”
The photo is from 2006, and the girl died in an accident!
So who started the campaign to smear Israel? Honest Reporting has the scoop:
Our guest post from the IDF revealed how a photo, allegedly depicting the results of Israeli air strikes in Gaza in recent days, have been proven false.
The offending photo was originally tweeted by Khulood Badawi.
Khulood Badawi happens to work for the OCHA – the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs where, according to a UN Contact List, she works as an Information and Media Coordinator.
A Google search reveals that Badawi has a history of activism in a range of pro-Palestinian non-governmental organizations, some of them radical and politicized. While this background may not in itself disqualify her from a career with the UN, it is absolutely unacceptable that a UN employee working specifically on dissemination of information to the media and public tweets malicious and false information to libel Israel.
Read it all at Honest Reporting.
More examples of Palestinian Fauxtography at the IDF Spokesman’s Blog.
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