March 12, 2012

Someone Set Us Up The Bomb

IDF Blog

Two photos tweeted in the past 24 hours, both allegedly depicting the results of Israeli air strikes in Gaza in recent days, have been proven false.

1. The photo first tweeted by Khulood Badawi (@KhuloodBadawi) and later by Diana Alzeer (@ManaraRam), allegedly depicting a Palestinian girl killed by an Israeli air strike yesterday, was proven to have originated in 2006 and to have had nothing at all to do with Israeli action. This photo is now the top tweet for #Gaza, with over 300 retweets. It is completely false.

Badawi first tweeted the picture at noon on March 10, claiming it was linked to last night’s air strikes. Alzeer tweeted it on March 11, claiming the same.

Both were refuted by tweeter Avi Mayer (@avimayer), who found that the photo dated back to 2009 at least.

Further research revealed that the photo was taken in 2006 by Reuters, and that the girl, initially thought to have been killed in an Israeli air strike, was injured by falling off a swing. When confronted with this information, Alzeer stated that the photo was taken last night and forwarded to the press that day.

UPDATE by SH: I followed this on twitter and naturally joined in to disprove the lie:

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Gaza goes back in time

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2006 Reuters correction

@ManaraRam is now claiming the correction by Reuters is a Zionist Conspiracy!!11eleventy11!!

.....Following is the Israeli Army blog (IDFblog) blogs about this issue on this link (Please do read it to understand how the Israeli propaganda works):

Here is also a link to an American pro-Israel site that has Reuters Caption Correction:

I have to note here that I have done my research and I could not find the original caption correction on Reuters website, if someone would like to take the initiative to find it or contact Reuters for it, please pass it down to me, I would appreciate that.

The reason she couldn't find the Reuters correction is al-Reuters doesn't like to have a pro-Israel comment hanging around on the net...

A lie to cover a lie:

Notice, although I thought it[image..ed] was from yesterday my post doesn’t mention a date!

By Howie at 08:09 AM | Comments |