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Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Considering all the hundreds and thousands of Jews and Israelis murdered by Arabs, I don't remember the news announcers here in Israel or the politicians so hysterically upset and apologetic as they've been about that Arab family on the beach. First, immediately, Israel apologized. Then, even though it was proven, without any great effort, that Israel was not responsible for any death or injuries to that family, Israel continues to beat itself on the chest, al hacheit, for the "sin," like in the Yom Kippur prayers, even though we didn't do anything wrong. We're beating our chests so hard, that we'll die of heart failure, G-d forbid.

I just fled from the livingroom, since I couldn't stand to listen to the Hollywood-coifed, labor leader-now Defense Minister babbling about the "poor innocent Arabs." Whom is he defending? Certainly not us, innocent, law-abiding, patriotic Jewish Israelis.

And now it seems that not only didn't we kill or injure any of "that family," but the entire incident was faked!

PA TV falsifies video of Gaza deaths
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook,
June 12, 2006

Palestinian Authority TV has been repeatedly broadcasting a falsified video clip of the events surrounding the deaths of seven family members on the Gaza beach on Friday. In an attempt to blame Israel's navy for the deaths, PA TV took unrelated video of an Israeli missile boat firing at Gaza earlier in the day and edited them into the scenes, creating the impression Israeli responsibility.

The following is the time frame of the PA TV editing and falsification:00 - :32 Seconds: PATV clip introduces the scene by showing an Israeli missile boat firing on the Gaza coast. Audio of ambulance siren is added to visual to create false impression that boat was shooting at same time as ambulances were present.0:32 - 1:05: Scene switches directly to the victims, creating a false connection between the events.

1:05 – 1:09: PA TV returns to the naval vessel showing sailor with binoculars looking at shore, again creating the false impression he is observing the evacuation.

1:09 – 2:00: The evacuation scene continues ending with the word "Why" on the screen only in English, indicating a foreign target audience, possibly media.
The video of the Israeli navy was unrelated to the deaths, having been filmed earlier in the day and had already released to the media and to the internet by the Israeli
army at 4:00 PM, an hour prior to the deaths.
Click here to see the falsified PA TV broadcast of the evacuation
Comment: It should be noted that not only is the video falsified, but the beach scene clearly backs the Israeli contention that the deaths were not caused by an Israeli shell. Any Israeli shell would have left a giant crater and spread sand over the entire
area, as well as on the victims. There is no crater and the beach scene is not
disturbed in a way that indicates an Israeli shell could have landed nearby.

from the Palestinian Media Watch


FrumGirl said...

I know this has nothing to do with your post, sorry... but I wanted to say... cool new header!

Batya said...

Thank you! I took the photos, but the graphics were done by Sarah of Sarah's View.