Monday, December 31, 2012

A picture worth a thousand lies

BBC news published a photo today of Palestinians gathered around a bomb crater in Gaza City from the recent murderous aerial bombardment by Israel. With the customary stinking mendacity of media on what is going on between Israel & Palestinians, they captioned the photo: “In November, Israel launched an offensive against militants in Gaza, following an escalation of cross-border violence that has raged between the two sides for years. At least 158 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed in the eight-day conflict, which Israel said was aimed at halting rocket fire from the Palestinian territory.”

But once again (& testimony to the importance of photojournalism), a picture is worth a thousand lies. This gruesome photo is not posted to exploit human suffering but to rebut the monstrous lies covering for Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. A child’s body is being recovered from the rubble of the al-Dallu family home in Gaza City. Seven other family members also died (on Nov. 18th). Homes & schools were a frequent target  in Israel’s bombing.

Support the Palestinians & oppose Israeli genocide by boycotting all Israeli products (barcode beginning 729) & beware the kiosks at the malls; demand the US end all aid to Israel. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

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