Pallywood Again?

The following video has been disseminated by anti-Israel folk on social media, including Hamas.

It has the following description:

The soldiers beat up three Palestinian Kids in Hebron , one of them was injured in the leg , soldier dragged them , beat them up , arrested them . , then released them .

The incident shown relates to the IDF’s arrest of a number of children in Hebron for suspected involvement “in throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.”

But back to the video, which I believe illustrates yet another example of the phenomenon that has come to be known as Pallywood.

At the beginning of the video, a few kids are walking normally. Then at 0:05, one complains about his leg. A few seconds later, and the three kids are standing around, seemingly quite relaxed. Then the previously complaining kid – standing on the right - points to his right leg. At 0:14 he slides to the ground, sobbing.

Fast forward to 1:03, where the middle kid, who has been fine until now, seemingly starts to cry. Then at 1:45, the kid who complained about his leg seems to be walking normally. But at 1:48 – presto! He’s limping. Then at 1:54 he’s lying on the ground. Thirty seconds later in the ambulance, he’s getting his right arm (not leg) - seemingly fine until now – bandaged.

Notice also how the video description claims the kids were beaten, but this is never shown on the video.

Based on previous experiences with Pallywood, I strongly suspect that is what we see in the video. The kid seem fine and then seem to be hamming it up for the camera, only to forget himself when he is walking. In the ambulance, the medic, perhaps unaware of what ailment the kid was pretending to be suffering – goes for the photo opportunity and bandages his arm!

In perhaps further proof the kid is faking it, even Btselem and Electronic Intifada never claim any kids were beaten, only that they were arrested. Had the IDF really hurt this kid, they would be up in arms.

Pardon the pun.

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  • walt kovacs

    arabs think the world is stupid, and many are

    if someone, especially a child is injured, if he/she were to be carried in the way shown, you could endanger their health and life

    and that bandage tying is a total joke…looks like the arab emt is playing doctor

    once again i plead with the idf…either get helmet cams or bring an extra soldier to each op to video it…this is absurd

    • Fernanda Da Roz

      I agree! All soldiers should have cameras on their helmets or a cameraman with them all the time!

  • http://israelitkan.ning.com/ Gaia

    LOL nobody could said it better than you did!

  • http://www.rjstreets.com Sharon A

    Also, why does the boy get his arm wrapped in a sling for a leg injury? Certainly looks more dramatic.

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  • http://israelitkan.ning.com/ Gaia

    This happened ‘before’ the event:

    Contrary to reports and footage of children being “arrested on their way to school,” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03…) THIS is the complete picture of what really happened and what, in fact, led to that arrest .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE0kHl0Ddow&feature=player_embedded#!

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  • Neshama

    OMGosh, that is the most fake kid I’ve ever seen. The best part is the fake Pal medic carrying the kid in the stupidest method possible to the ambulance and then doing the ‘bandage job’ on the kid’s ARM! Mah kara? What happened to the boo-boo on his leg???
    Oh and I also love the dramatic Abba, with his arm waving and screaming at the soldier! So dramatic! Pallywood all the way!!!