For decades fake and staged images and videos have been a key part of the strategy to turn public opinion and media coverage against Israel
We have covered Pallywood dozens of times.
Pallywood is the industry of anti-Israel activists who spread fake images, stories and so on meant to portray Israelis in the worst possible light. Often the fakery is by western activists — you don’t have to be Palestinian to engage in Pallywood. But much of it comes from the phalanx of photographers and videographers who surround — and sometimes outnumber — Palestinians involved in hostile actions against Israel.
Perhaps the most successful purveyors of Pallywood are the Tamimi Clan from Nabih Saleh, who regularly send children to confront police and soldiers for the cameras to create a false narrative. Daughter Ahed, now 17 and in prison for assaulting a soldier, learned early on how to scream and cry for the cameras:
We covered some of the history of Pallywood in 2014, Pallywood swings back into action for Gaza conflict, including this video of a supposedly wounded man being carried away by bystanders, only to reappear later in the same news report uninjured and walking away:
That same post noted that a fake image of an Israeli soldier stepping on a Palestinian child had reappeared:
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.
It never stops. For every fake image and staged video we uncover, there are thousands that slip by, making Pallywood the longest running series in the history of fiction.
But rarely to we have so clear an example as in footage the IDF posted of attempts by Hamas-controlled “protesters” to breach the Gaza border fence. Those supposedly civilian protests are actually cover for terror operations, as demonstrated by the fact that at least 80% of those killed were members of terror groups.
Many of the images and video coming out from the Palestinian side are frequently staged for the cameras to be shared widely.
This video was posted by the IDF Spokesperson on Twitter. Watch the man on the stretcher, initially circled in red. Toward the end of the clip he sits up on the stretcher and then gets up and starts to walk away.
It’s a short video, so here’s the sequence:
1. Wounded Man carried on stretcher.
2 Wounded Man starts to get up as being carried on stretcher.
3. Wounded Man ends up on ground as friends carrying stretcher drop him as he was trying to sit up.
4. Wounded Man gets up on his own and starts to walk!
The Mossad Twitter parody account summed it up: “Aaaaand cut. Great take boys.”
It’s funny, but not funny.
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