Latest Example Of Pro-Palestinian Fauxtography

A number of anti-Israel sites have posted the following photo as an example of the humanity of palestinians.

boston boys

For example, Students for Justice in Palestine -UNSW – which I mentioned in this post last week, posted the following on their Facebook page:

boston post

It is also included in this blog post criticizing “Zionists” for posting photos and video purportedly of palestinians celebrating after the Boston Bombings, but which had nothing to do with it.

geller ilk

However, the problem (and irony) is that the evidence suggests the two boys are from Iraq, not the palestinian territories!

The photo seems to have appeared online first on the America Loves Iraq Facebook page, a day after the bombings.

The following comment thread, directly on topic, appears beneath the photo.



The boys are from Iraq. Those sites claiming they are palestinian either know the children are from Iraq or do not know where they are from. Either way, they are being patently dishonest.

So there you have it, folks. Yet another example of the anti-Israel crowd pulling out all stops to garner sympathy for their cause.

Update: The MPT in the boys’ banner stands for Muslim Peacemaker Teams (hat tip: Judge Dan):

The Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) is an Iraq-registered nonprofit organization. MPT began in January of 2005 in response to the violence that had erupted in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003. MPT has no political ambition or religious agenda, though it was inspired by the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), which have been active in Iraq since 2002. MPT is located in Najaf, Iraq and operates as partner organization to IARP, located in Minneapolis, USA.

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  • Andrew

    Just another day in Pallywood.

  • copyleft

    Eerily reminds one of Arafat’s blood donation drive following 9/11 – a day after TV footage showed Palestinians celebrating on the streets as the news of the terrorist strikes began circulating.To pick on that famous line which has now become part of history, for the supporters of the Palestinians, these photographs are forged but genuine.

  • amir

    I did an image search for “Iraqi taxi” and “Palestinian taxi” or “West bank taxi”. Only in the Iraq search did I find one image with the checker design on the taxi.

    • walt kovacs

      this is true. pali taxis do not have a checkered stripe

    • juvanya

      Palestinian taxis are also known to have explosive fares!

      • Eternal Nakba

        paleswinian taxis have IED airbags.

  • Dan

    I guess to them, all arabs look alike. Or one arab is as good as another. How racist!

  • Irit

    Arabs trying to fool gullible Westerners? Whatever next, a singing, dancing mouse with his own amusement park?

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