The #FakeNews Casualty Nonsense Continues

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If you’re as sick of this as I am, scroll to the end for my video of 175 bicycles flying past me at 50 KM/h. If you haven’t been watching Giro D’Italia you’ve been missing the most awesome arial views of Israel I’ve seen in a long while (and bike racing).

Another weekend, another set of improbable headlines and casualty figures from Jack Khoury in Ha’aretz.

After the lethal journalism headline, which doesn’t make it clear where the “70 Wounded” figure comes from (obviously the terrorist PR arm of Hamas), we don’t even get to the revelation that nobody died. That is spelled out in a later article that links to the one with the headline!

The second article has the following headline:

You see what they did here? 70 alleged gun shot wounds from “Israel fire” at the border: a new world record I believe for the number of people to survive being shot by bullets in an afternoon and totally destroying the previous averages of 44 shot to 1 dead. In fact, I asked Siri what 70 divided by 0, she asked me not to ask her again.

But nobody died so they bury that “fact” under a headline where Hamas people did die in mysterious circumstances.

The articles are all filled with typical Pallywood images, and Ha’aretz wouldn’t dare cast aspersions on the intentions of those who took or staged the photos.

Meanwhile the IDF released this gem of a Pallywood video, I wonder if the guy on the stretcher is one of the “70” wounded by life fire who mysteriously survived.

You can’t make this stuff up, unless of course, you’re a Palestinian Pallywood film director.

Meanwhile, just to lighten the mood, this is what the Giro d’Italia bike race, the largest international sporting event ever staged in Israel, looked like going past my neighbourhood.

Today they set off from Be’er Sheva to Eilat, 229km at 12:30pm Israel time today, watch it, it will be beautiful. They intersperse the coverage of the bikes with amazing helicopter shots of the whole country.

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