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HURRAH for ‘blood-stained’ SHIRTS!: Daily Mail leads with ISM propaganda

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You really have to question the judgment of Daily Mail editors in not only publishing the following selectively edited anti-Israel propaganda video released by the pro-terror group, International Solidarity Movement (ISM), but in featuring it in a story on their home page yesterday:

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Mail Online, July 22

Here’s the ISM film which represents the sole piece of evidence supporting the wild claim that an Israeli sniper killed a Palestinian civilian during recent fighting between the IDF and Hamas. VIDEO

As Dexter Van Zile of CAMERA noted, ISM has refused requests to release the full (unedited) video.

Though there is much to fisk, we received permission to post the following superb analysis of the ISM clip by the blogger Thomas Wictor

Hooray for Pallywood! If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Pallywood refers to the fraudulent videos that the Palestinians and their supporters put out to try and convince the world that Israel is the new Third Reich. Today the International Solidarity Movement released the most blatantly phony footage I’ve ever seen. A child could deconstruct this fake atrocity video.

 This is what the International Solidarity Movement says about the young man “killed.”

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In the video, however, we first see him at 0:24, transporting an uninjured man on a stretcher to…somewhere. He’s going in the opposite direction as the “rescuers.”

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When he realizes he’s being filmed, he turns away from the camera. For some reason he didn’t change his distinctive shirt when he played his next role. Still, he has a beard with no mustache…

Now to the meat of the video. At :59 there’s a crack. This is a squib, an electrically detonated firecracker. I’ll explain more about that later. They set it off to make you think they’re being shot at. Then at 1:30 the subtitles say, “I don’t know. The tanks are surrounding us.”

Do you hear any tanks? This is what it sounds like inside an Israeli Merkava main battle tank (MBT), insulated by inches of steel, carbon fiber, and ceramic.

Merkava Tank Video

An MBT is unbelievably LOUD. The engine, the turret, the treads, the drive sprockets, the wheels, and the suspension make it sound like a house being demolished. The actor pretending to be talking on the phone in the fake atrocity video says they’re surrounded by Israeli tanks. How come we don’t hear them? Why is there nothing but DEAD SILENCE?

At 2:01 in the International Solidarity Movement’s video is another screwup. Green Shirt admits, “There are no injuries here.” That’s because the Israeli Defense Forces warn civilians to leave the area before they attack. Yet the same people also shoot civilians with sniper rifles?

At 2:23 the first “sniper shot” hits Green Shirt. Suddenly he goes from being beside the cameraman to lying in the only cleared-out space in the rubble.

At 2:28 [they] ACTUALLY FILM HIM APPLYING  [what appears to be] FAKE BLOOD TO HIS LEFT HAND. You can clearly see the plastic squirt-tube here in his right hand.

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He puts his left hand on his butt and then holds it up so we can see the “blood.”

(Note, that one CiF Watch reader who saw the video said that the tube of “fake blood” may actually be his cell phone)

At 2:38 another squib is detonated: crack!

At 2:48 the really horrible actress of the International Solidarity Movement listlessly recites her lines: “Tell them to stop. Tell them to stop.” No urgency whatsoever.

At 2:54 another squib is detonated. You can see the smoke and hear the crack at the same time.

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[seemingly] indisputable evidence that a sniper isn’t firing at him. You don’t hear the firing and the impact of the bullet simultaneously, unless the muzzle of the rifle is pressed to your forehead. Also, Israeli snipers use the Sniper Weapon System (SWS) .338 Lapua Magnum.

Here’s what that it sounds like and the damage it does. Don’t worry: Only cinder blocks were injured, and they’re all bastards anyway. Screw ‘em.

.338 Lapua Video

 

Now, according to the International Solidarity Movement, the kid was shot three times, including twice as he was lying on the ground. He was shot from the right, from down an ally. This is the trajectory.

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You just saw that Lapua blowing the hell out of those cinder blocks. Where are the kid’s wounds? Is the Israeli sniper actually lying beneath him, firing upward?

I could post photos of what people look like after they’ve been hit with high-powered sniper bullets. However, because this worthless propaganda video is so amateurish, it’s not necessary for me to inflict images of mangled corpses on you.

After Green Shirt was “dead,” he opened his eyes.

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Notice how calm everybody is? It’s because there were no Israelis within miles of where they filmed this clown act. And you know why the International Solidarity Movement never told us the kid’s name? The reason is that the Israelis keep records of every Palestinian who dies in the wars they have with Gaza. If Green Shirt’s name were revealed, the Israelis would’ve informed us that he isn’t dead and that he’s a Hamas operative.

But we already know that, because of the beard, the non-shelled ambulances, the squibs, the terrible acting, the absence of gunshot wounds, and the tube of [what appears to be] fake blood.

When you lie it means you know you’re wrong. And for everybody else, don’t believe what you see and hear on the Internet. You may think something must be true, but it can still be fake.

If a lone blogger was able to recognize the amateurish nature of the film, certainly editors at the Daily Mail should have, at the very least, refrained from promoting it until a thorough examination was conducted.

However, this is more than simply a case of a tabloid posting a sensational viral video.  Those – such as ISM and their extremist allies – who advance the narrative of Israeli snipers firing at innocent Palestinian civilians feed into calumnies about Jews which, as we’ve seen in recent antisemitic outbursts in the UK and across Europe, often have extremely dangerous consequences.

 You’d think that, at the very least, Daily Mail editors’ would be cautious about peddling such toxic visual agitprop peddled by a decidedly reactionary movement – cognizant, perhaps, of their unfortunate editorial decisions of the past. 

CIF Watch

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This is a real panda

China has this “panda diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For the safety reason he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos

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Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.

What a cool post! Once again, the hardest working fans in the business. Also, as illustrated by these graphics, if you hear a voice on ATLA/LOK there is a strong chance it was performed by Grey DeLisle. Although Dee Bradley Baker might have more screen time due to all the animal chirps and grumbles. Either way, Grey and Dee could easily voice an entire series together—just the two of them covering all the characters—and the audience would be none the wiser without checking the credits.

eretzyisrael:

Europe’s Jew-hatred dressed as anti-Zionism


Even from across the Atlantic, it’s startling to see mobs of Europeans joined by Arab immigrants rampaging through the streets of France and Germany shouting, “Death to the Jews.”
The demonstrators are ostensibly protesting Israel’s ground operation in Gaza, but the stink of anti-Semitism hangs over so much of what is happening.
In Paris, for example, eight synagogues have been targeted in the past week alone. Other targets included Jewish-owned stores and kosher butcher shops.
In Berlin and other German cities last week, mobs draped in Palestinian flags defaced synagogues to cries of “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.”
Said the head of the German Jewish community Monday: “Never in our lives did we believe it possible that anti-Semitism of the most primitive kind would [again] be heard on the streets of Germany.”
Even in Britain, where demonstrations were not as violent, a group of protesters drove through a heavily Jewish neighborhood shouting, “Heil Hitler.”
All this is in response to Israel’s decision to send ground troops into Gaza to destroy both the rockets Hamas has been firing into Israel and the tunnels it uses to sneak terrorists into the Jewish state for attacks.
Which reminds us: When the death toll is reported in terms of Israeli soldiers versus Palestinian civilians, how many of these latter deaths are Hamas terrorists fighting in civilian clothes?
The mobs claim to be outraged by the Palestinian dead in Gaza. But the French prime minister rightly observes that “hatred of the Jews” is lurking behind “a mask of anti-Zionism.” Indeed.
This hatred the European Union has fomented with policies that treat the Jewish state as the source of all conflict in the region.
Sometime in the next few weeks, the fighting in Gaza will end. But the violence on the streets of Europe suggests the ugliness there is only beginning.

eretzyisrael:

Europe’s Jew-hatred dressed as anti-Zionism

Even from across the Atlantic, it’s startling to see mobs of Europeans joined by Arab immigrants rampaging through the streets of France and Germany shouting, “Death to the Jews.”

The demonstrators are ostensibly protesting Israel’s ground operation in Gaza, but the stink of anti-Semitism hangs over so much of what is happening.

In Paris, for example, eight synagogues have been targeted in the past week alone. Other targets included Jewish-owned stores and kosher butcher shops.

In Berlin and other German cities last week, mobs draped in Palestinian flags defaced synagogues to cries of “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.”

Said the head of the German Jewish community Monday: “Never in our lives did we believe it possible that anti-Semitism of the most primitive kind would [again] be heard on the streets of Germany.”

Even in Britain, where demonstrations were not as violent, a group of protesters drove through a heavily Jewish neighborhood shouting, “Heil Hitler.”

All this is in response to Israel’s decision to send ground troops into Gaza to destroy both the rockets Hamas has been firing into Israel and the tunnels it uses to sneak terrorists into the Jewish state for attacks.

Which reminds us: When the death toll is reported in terms of Israeli soldiers versus Palestinian civilians, how many of these latter deaths are Hamas terrorists fighting in civilian clothes?

The mobs claim to be outraged by the Palestinian dead in Gaza. But the French prime minister rightly observes that “hatred of the Jews” is lurking behind “a mask of anti-Zionism.” Indeed.

This hatred the European Union has fomented with policies that treat the Jewish state as the source of all conflict in the region.

Sometime in the next few weeks, the fighting in Gaza will end. But the violence on the streets of Europe suggests the ugliness there is only beginning.