Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | November 18, 2012

Dead child in Egyptian prime minister’s arms killed by Hamas, not Israel

Elder of Ziyon has the story.  The four-year-old boy, whose lifeless body Egyptian prime minister Hesahm Kandil was photographed holding in his arms, was killed in Annazla, near Gaza City.

But the IDF wasn’t attacking in the area at the time of the explosion that killed young Mahmoud.  Indeed, it conducted no air attacks at all while Kandil was in Gaza on Saturday, which was the timeframe of the fatal explosion in Annazla, according to neighbors of 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah.

The New York Times reports that the damage done in the explosion was too light to be from an Israeli bomb, speculating that it may have been caused by a Hamas-fired rocket falling short of Israeli territory.  No one was an eyewitness to the explosion, but neighbors also said that security officials quickly removed the remains of a projectile in the damaged area.

The likelihood of finding the projectile body of an Israeli weapon inside the damage radius on an urban street is very low.  The blast strength of the warhead takes care of that.  The evidence is strong that a Hamas-launched rocket killed the little boy.

As Elder of Ziyon points out, CNN and numerous newspapers have carried the Kandil photo op.  (The European papers don’t blur the boy’s face.)  Fewer have carried the photo of the Israeli baby injured in a Hamas rocket attack that killed three people and wounded two babies and a toddler.

CNN and BBC have already been caught out in the use of video in which a Gaza man first faked an injury, and then was seen shortly afterward in the video walking around as if nothing had happened.  (See the 2:11 and 2:43 marks in the video.)  Elder of Ziyon richly deserves the link-love tonight, because his post on this journalistic atrocity got CNN to correct the error on the air.

Note: The original title and article identified the Egyptian official as Mohammed Morsi, but that was a brain-to-fingers error on my part.  Prime Minister Hesham Kandil is the one in the photo.  The text has been corrected to reflect that.

J.E. Dyer’s articles have appeared at Hot Air’s Green Room, Commentary’s “contentions,Patheos, and The Weekly Standard online.

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  1. But, Madam, you know that it is OK to lie to and cheat the Infidels (that would be us) and that, if that doesn’t work, it is OK, even encouraged, to tax them, enslave them and/or kill them when all else fails. So, any of those news sources that side with the Palestinians against Israel should be allowed and encouraged to support and follow that same route, right…?

    Besides, if they can actually teach their children to become suicide bombers, what little difference does it actually make if they become victims of a Hamas bomb instead? It all serves a propaganda purpose for the “religion of peace” doesn’t it…?

    So, come on, don’t you be nit picking this stuff or you will upset Paulite. After all, you know how anal he is about accurate reporting.

    Some needed definitions:

    ACCURATE REPORTING: Anything that conforms to Paulite’s socialist and/or anti-American view of life and the world.

    INACCURATE REPORTING: Anything that opposes Paulite’s warped, socialist view of America, life and the world.

    ATROCITY: Anything that a Christian Extremist or the Zionist Jews does to defend their faith or their land.

    HEROIC: Any atrocity that Hamas commits to destroy a Christian Extremist or a Zionist Jew or two.

    End needed definitions.

    So, basically, what I’m saying is this: please cover your body head to toe as well as your face and remember to figuratively walk slightly behind Paulite and or with a relative that will kill you if you so much as smile at a stranger. Can’t have you modernly uppity women thinking you can be as educated or even similar in stature to men.
    :-)

    rafa

    • Yes, after all if the Israel’s didn’t illegally occupy (any part of) ‘Palestine’ the child wouldn’t have died. So, no matter what, it’s Israel’s fault. Thus, anything that advances the destruction of Israel is justified.

      That the claim that Israel is, an “illegal occupation of Palestine” is factually disprovable is merely another inconvenient truth.

  2. The Palestinians have improved their propoganda skills. Here is their attempt to stage a funeral procession for a casualty of Israeli aggression a few years ago.

  3. [...] piece of photo “evidence” at the heart of misrepresentations during Pillar of Defense.  (I wrote it up at the time.)  The lifeless body of four-year-old Mohammed Sadallah, who was killed by a Hamas [...]


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