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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BBC and Hamas Manipulating The Scene - BBC’s Jon Donnison Tweets malicious fauxtography

Submitted by Maro Balayan
Translation by Michelle Cohen

On the 14 of November, Tzahal (ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCES)  reports 180 rockets launched by Hamas during the last 72 hours, on civilian population of southern Israel. 

One man killed (in Gaza), Ahmed Jabari. Ahmed Jabari is Hamas' Commander in Chief responsible for numerous attempts. 

Coverage of this event was insured by Hamas cameramen who directly assisted with customary Palestinian propaganda. 

Watch: These images, were diffused by the BBC English broadcast.

Several men seem to be evacuating a seriously wounded man who seems to be believably hit by Israeli gunfire. Do not forget this face and the clothing, as we will see this wounded man again a little later.

Second image, second staging: Two firemen, one carrying the other. The one on top seems to be wounded, and you'll see a few meters further, he is walking again.

At this time, we come across three children, including two veiled girls who seem to be terrorised by this Israeli attack. All is going for the best for them. As soon as they are out of sight....Wait, stop!  Take a good look at this man. He is the same one who seemed to be wounded and in agony, and on the spot seems to be in full form.

And more; a mother and two children with terrorised faces seem to be in very good health.

This is how Hamas manipulates information destined for us Europeans. It is found that there are few who have the key to decrypt these propaganda techniques by Islamist movements.

A decryption reported for Europe/Israel

   BBC’s Jon Donnison Tweets Malicious Fauxtography

Source: BBC Watch

Among the recent Tweets on the BBC Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison’s Twitter timeline we find this:
For the Twitter uninitiated, Donnison is retweeting to his 7,971 followers a Tweet by one Hazem Balousha – a Palestinian ‘journalist and social activist’ – including a picture titled “Pain in Gaza”, to which Donnison adds his own commentary – “Heartbreaking”.
The picture is indeed heartbreaking: 
Except  – as has already been pointed out to Donnison – it does not come from Gaza. 
Here is the original picture:
Up to now, it may have been possible to put down Jon Donnison’s frequently problematic reporting to a lack of knowledge and understanding of the region.
However, his decision to promote deliberate misinformation – either knowingly or as a result of a complete failure to check facts – indicates that he is not merely na├»ve.  
Donnison has rendered himself no longer fit for the purpose of accurate and impartial reporting from the Middle East in accordance with the BBC’s legal obligations. 
This is just in: 
Sorry – that is nowhere near sufficient.

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