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|Another Arab lie: "martyr" Mohammed al-Dura exposed as hoax, Paul Kujawsky|
Texte repris du site du Middle Eastern Police Examiner - Los Angeles (11.03.09)
There is an important fact in the Arab war against Israel which is underappreciated: To put it bluntly, the Arabs lie much more than the Israelis. Whether or not this is the religiously-sanctioned technique taqqiya, or a natural consequence of the lack of democracy in the Arab world is not an issue for today. The point is that the Arab side exaggerates and prevaricates as an integral part of its strategy against the Jewish state.
It’s a harsh fact. It’s an unfortunate fact. It’s a regrettable fact. But since it’s a fact, we have to face up to it.
How is the untruthfulness manifested? Leave to one side the Holocaust denial, the promotion of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and other anti-Semitic fantasies. Here are some recent examples of Arab lies concerning Israel:
There are no comparable Israeli lies about their Arab adversaries.
One of the most serious Arab falsifications is the martyrdom of Mohammed al-Dura. Al-Dura was a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who supposedly was shot by Israeli soldiers while his father Jamal tried to shield him. His name became a byword for Zionist brutality.
From the start, there were doubts, ballistic evidence indicating that Israeli bullets could not have hit al-Dura. Now, a documentary on German television has shown that the entire al-Dura affair was a complete swindle.
Thanks to a biometric analysis of the faces, it has been proven that the boy who was filmed by France 2 is not the boy presented at the Gaza morgue and buried later. The eyebrows and the lips are very different.
The German TV used the lip-reading technique to read the father’s lips. They discovered that Jamal al-Dura gave instructions to the people who were behind France 2’s cameraman during the filming of the scene.
The boy filmed by France 2 moves a red piece of cloth down his body for no specific reason.
In France 2’s news report, there is no blood - neither on Mohammed nor on Jamal al-Dura’s body, whereas the two were supposed to have received 15 bullets altogether.
The boy shown at the funeral as Mohammed al-Dura arrived at the hospital before 10 am, whereas France 2’s news report was filmed after 2:30 pm.
In short, not only did Israel not kill Mohammed al-Dura, he doesn’t seem to be dead.
The press has a lesson to learn. In order to do accurate journalism, as opposed to simply repeating whatever they’re told, journalists will have to acquire the habit of doubting Arab stories regarding Israel. Journalists must dig deeper, with a skeptical attitude. (Journalists who knowingly publish Arab lies are beneath contempt.)
News consumers must do the same. When it comes to Israel, Arabs deserve a reputation of unreliability. May the day come when that is no longer true.
© Middle Eastern Police Examiner
Mis en ligne le 12 mars 2009, par