On September 30th, 2000, Mohammad al-Durrah was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers as he crouched with his father behind a large cement culvert.
Except that it was all a hoax.
Numerous "Palestinian" "reporters" were present and recording events at the Netzarim Junction on that day. Highly edited snippets of the film provided by "Palestinian" "reporter" Talal Abu-Rahma showed a man and a boy hiding behind the culvert pipe. They appeared agitated and fearful. At some point, someone apparently fired a weapon at the wall behind them. There was then an image of the boy laying almost motionless next to his father, at which point the France 2 reporter Charles Enderlin claimed that the boy was dead, intentionally shot and killed by the Israelis.
Muslims around the world, including Osama Bin Laden, used the iconic image of Mohammad al-Durrah to justify their jihad attacks.
But nowhere on the tape do we see al-Durrah's death; at the end of the tape, he is seen playfully peeking out from behind his fingers to look at the cameraman, long after he has been pronounced dead. Nowhere is any blood seen, on either father or son, or the walls or the ground. Nowhere is either of them seen actually being hit by any bullets. All we have to rely on is the word of the "Palestinian," Talal Abu-Rahma, about what happened that day, and he has already been caught in numerous inconsistencies and prevarications.
Eight years later, France 2 has defied numerous calls to release the complete raw footage, even ignoring a direct court order. The few who have been allowed to see the entire tape say that it does not show the death of Al-Durrah, contrary to the claims of Talal Abu-Rahma and France 2 reporter Charles Enderlin. What the tape does show is staged scenes of "Palestinians" feigning injury. What it does show is "Palestinians" laughing and relaxed as phony "battles" take place for the benefit of the "reporters" while passersby nonchalantly go about their lives.
Footage from other networks on the scene that day confirm the fakery. This and other cases of "Palestinian" manipulation of the media have spawned a phrase, "Pallywood." An entire industry exists to manufacture anti-Israeli propaganda, and our media falls for it, hook, line, and sinker. Not only do they give a patina of respectability to the propagandists, the major news organizations actively protect the "Palestinian" "news makers" from any scrutiny. Richard Landes documents their deception:
Pallywood II: Al Durah: The Birth of an Icon
Pallywood III: Icon of Hatred
Pallywood Strikes Again
From the burning tire dump, to the phony rocket attack on a Red Cross ambulance, to green-helmet man, to the wailing woman who keeps losing her house to the Zionist terrorists, there has been a litany of hoaxes perpetrated on us.
Previous Days in the "Religion of Peace™":
Sept 29: Cervantes, jihad survivor
Sept 27: Emir of Kuwait begs UN for help
Sept 25: Assassination of Aqila al-Hashimi in Iraq
Sept 24: Abbasid Caliph al-Hadi
Sept 23: Gulf Air Flight 771