Fake photo of Israeli soldier stepping on child reappears
This video is from the November 2012 Gaza conflict:
In the July 2014 Gaza conflict, even the BBC — notoriously hostile to Israel — has reported that many of the photos circulating in social media are fake, old, or based on conflicts elsewhere, or all of the above:
When I saw this photo of an Israeli soldier stepping on a Palestinian child circulating on Twitter, I knew it was fake:
— This Is Israel (@This_Is_Israel) July 12, 2014
How did I know it was fake?
Because we have written about it before. It’s an image dating back to 2011 from a staged protest in which people pretending to be Israeli soldiers pretend to step on a child.
It circulated again in February 2012, and was exposed again. Here’s the original protest photo:
There will be real injuries and deaths considering Hamas has a deliberate strategy of firing from civilian locations and using civilians as human shields.
But there also will be a lot of fakery. Because Pallywood never dies.
— Sense Say (@Senssay) July 13, 2014
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