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March 13, 2012
Another Fake Photo
A fake photo... injured Palestinian child... smears Israel... circulated on Twitter by UN employee... yep, sounds about right, i.e., business as usual for the UN, Palestinian 'activists' and their useful idiots (see below).
The Blaze | March 13, 2012
U.N. Media Employee Caught Tweeting Misleading Photo of Bloody Palestinian Child - From 2006
By Billy Hallowell
A U.N. media official is under fire after tweeting a graphic image of an injured child and attributing it to recent Israeli air strikes on Gaza. While the photo, at first glance, certainly offers up a tragic sense of what war costs the men, women and children who live through it, the image is apparently years old and had nothing to do with Israeli actions.
But before we get into the gritty details, here is the controversial photo:
Khulood Badawi, who Honest Reporting says works as an Information and Media Coordinator for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is responsible for sending the photo out on Twitter. In a message disparaging to Israel, she wrote, "Palestine is bleeding. Another child killed by #Israel. Another father carrying his child to a grave in #Gaza."
Here's the problem: The photo is apparently from 2006 and has no relation whatsoever to Israel (or violence for that matter). While it was sent on March 10, the tweet is still present on Badawi's account and has been shared by many other users, including activist and filmmaker Diana Alzeer.
On Monday, Honest Reporting wrote that the photo, "...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." More here...
"From these areas, rocket fire is being launched against the State of Israel. For your safety, you are requested to leave your homes immediately and travel towards Gaza City by Wednesday at 8 a.m. The IDF does not wish to harm you or your families. Clear the area to safeguard your lives. Do not return to the area until further notice. Anyone who does not heed these instructions... endangers his life and that of his family."
~ Text of message (translated into English) of thousands of leaflets dropped by the Israel Air Force over Gazan cities, warning Palestinians of impending air strikes Wednesday morning (more here).
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