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Thread: Paliwood redux. the mysterious case of the run over man

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    Default Paliwood redux. the mysterious case of the run over man

    [IMG]http://i39.*******.com/2ldb05s.jpg[/IMG]
    [LEFT][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]WORKER WRITHES: A Palestinian construction worker screamed in pain after an Israeli soldier drove a trailer hooked to a tractor over his legs near Yatta, West Bank, Wednesday. Israeli forces seized equipment because they said the workers were building in an unauthorized area. (Hazem Bader/Agence France-Presse/***** Images)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    source: Wall Street Journal

    And the Chron caption:
    [LEFT][*******#474747][FONT=arial]An injured Palestinian construction worker screams in pain after an Israeli army driver drove a trailer hooked to a tractor over his legs, as he tried to block him when Israeli forces stopped workers on January 25, 2012 from building a house in al-Dirat village, south of Yatta in the southern Bank town Hebron region. Photo: HAZEM BADER, AFP/***** Images / AFP[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    This Image is now running around the internet.

    There is a slight problem though, It's fake.
    International Herald Tribune Falls for AFP Fauxtography
    [*******#000000][FONT=Times New Roman]after checking with both Palestinian and Israeli sources, it seems that the man was not at all injured, and there is no evidence that he was run over. On the Palestinian side, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), which provides comprehensive weekly reports about all injuries, fatalities, incursions, and other incidents in both the West Bank and Gaza, makes no mention of this alleged injury in its report for [/FONT][/COLOR]Jan. 19- 25[*******#000000][FONT=Times New Roman]. In addition, the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency did not cover the alleged injury, even though it [/FONT][/COLOR]does report[*******#000000][FONT=Times New Roman] on Israeli army activity that day nearby in Tel Rumeida. And Ma'an also reported a hit and run incident, in which a Palestinian teen was hit by an Israeli driver at a checkpoint [/FONT][/COLOR]this morning[*******#000000][FONT=Times New Roman]. Presumably, then had this worker actually been run over and injured on Wednesday, Ma'an would have carried the story. Nor does it appear that any English-language wire service or other media outlet covered the alleged injury.

    [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Times New Roman]On the Israeli side, Capt. Barak Raz, spokesman for the Judea and Samaria division who had spoken to soldiers at the scene, told CAMERA the following: IDF soldiers were on site to provide security for the Civil Administration, which was preventing Palestinian construction in an area not permitted for building. One Palestinian worker was lying on the ground next to the trailer when he started to scream that he had been run over. Nobody saw him get run over. First he complained that his left leg was injured. An army medic checked him and saw nothing. The medic did, nevertheless, wrap him in a bandage since the worker was carrying on that he had been run over. The man then subsequently claimed that it was his right leg which was injured. According to Raz, the Palestinian Red Crescent, which was also on the scene, checked him, and likewise found absolutely nothing wrong with him.

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    [*******#000000][FONT=Times New Roman]In short, at worst, this incident is staged, as Raz contends, and the man pretended to be run over and injured, while neither happened. At best, there is zero independent confirmation that he was injured. If neither AFP nor IHT can substantiate the claim, it ought to be immediately retracted.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    here are two more pictures from the "event"
    [IMG]http://i40.*******.com/28te5uf.jpg[/IMG]
    naturally, the reaction should be to smile and take a picture with the phone.

    [IMG]http://i40.*******.com/2r46hx3.jpg[/IMG]

    And in a clear case of a double miracle, even after being run over, this guy's jeans are speck free, when the ground is muddy. and the IDF soldier who ran him over with a military tractor, turned into a Pal-Arab.

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    Octavaria, Do you have bigger resolution pics?

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    If he was driven over by a trailer being towed by a tractor, as claimed then why is he shown lying between the tractors back wheels and the wheels of the trailer, in the picture.

    So acting class = FAIL!

    Connaught Ranger.

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    ^^^ You seem to assume that the actual truth has any bearing in a situation such as this. It doesn't.

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    Agreed. The palis are Emmy Award winners at propaganda. They recognise truth is irrelevant if viewers and readers dont bother past the headlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mu-Meson View Post
    ^^^ You seem to assume that the actual truth has any bearing in a situation such as this. It doesn't.
    No I am pointing out the pictures don't match the idiot claims in the article old bean.

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    Haha, jesus. I knew their cause was getting pretty desperate but dayuuum.

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