Now I have learned what actually happened.
My friend Ari Fuld has posted a photo of the poor man holding a brick. He looks dazed, confused and not like he wants to be there – he was clearly put up to it by others.
In fact, Ari tells me he has a reliable source who told him the man was paid 35 shekels ($10) to attack soldiers and get arrested. I believe Ari – like me, he despises fake news, and would not make this claim without trusting his source.
Note how the photographer Amer Shallodi is there to take the photo – instead of, say, taking the brick out of his hand and telling him to go home to safety.
Of course, this Amer Shallodi was also there to take photos of this poor man being taken away by IDF soldiers.
I have no doubt the IDF soldiers did not break his wrist or arm – the palestinians orchestrated this from the beginning and placed a cast on his arm in order to paint Israel in a bad light.
Shame on them for this lying but even more so, shame on them for exploiting a poor man with Down Syndrome.
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