In one segment, the Palestinians are shown staging a funeral. They accidentally dump the body off of its stretcher and the "corpse" gets up off the ground and places himself back on the stretcher. In another eye-opening segment, a Palestinian doctor in a hospital is shown instructing a patient and her husband how to lie about their baby's birth, to help their "Palestinian brother," the reporter. Even though the doctor himself delivered the woman's baby in the hospital, he instructs the husband how to convincingly relate the false tale that because of supposed delays imposed by the Israelis, the father had to deliver the baby in their car, while he was driving. It is apparent that the couple and doctor feel that it is their patriotic duty to lie for the "cause."
In another segment, Palestinians are seen at a Gaza junction, apparently staging fake "war scenes." Civilians are seen directing the movements of the gunmen and crowds. Palestinians are shown running, supposedly under Israeli gunfire, faking injuries, while bystanders watch or wander around in the open, just a few feet away, not appearing to be in any fear of the supposed Israeli gunfire.
Ambulances arrive, as if on cue, a few seconds later to take the "wounded" away. Gunmen are shown firing, supposedly at the Israelis, but when examined closer, we realize that they are simply firing into an empty building, just for show, to make it appear that they are in a firefight with the Israelis.
Gunmen Force Canceling of Fatah Vote
Gunmen Ransack Gaza Newspaper Office
The latest in a series of assaults on journalists and media organizations in the Palestinian areas. This one was apparently a reprisal for a critical article. See this must-read
Weblog: IRIS Blog Tracked: Nov 28, 20:03
Arab Muslim Journalist Decries PA Reign of Terror
The Continuing Struggle of Palestinian Journalists for Freedom of the Press in the Palestinian Authority, an absolute must-read by Khaled Abu Toameh
Three years ago I began writing a daily report for the Jerusalem Post. The irony is that, as an Arab Musl
Weblog: IRIS Blog Tracked: Jan 03, 17:27
The Garbage Collection Theory of History
A must-read by George Will:
Some will interpret the Hamas victory in the benign light of the Garbage Collection Theory of History. On Sunday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told ABC: "My hope is that as a consequence of now being responsible for electricit
Weblog: IRIS Blog Tracked: Jan 31, 18:42
Everything reported about the Arab World should be looked at with suspicion because the dictatorship-sponsored lies are ubiquitous and enabled by the mainstream media. Iranian author Amir Taheri connects a number of the dots already noted here at IRIS for