Pallywood of the Day: The Old Man Who Protected a Child from the Big, Bad Israeli

The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is a non-profit that “provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East.” In other words, anti-Israel propaganda.

The following appeared on their Facebook page earlier today.

A Palestinian man stands between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child at protests in Jerusalem’s Old City after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement. [Photo by Ahmad Gharabli]

The implication is clear: the brave old man stood between an IDF soldier and palestinian boy, in order to protect the boy from possibly getting shot or otherwise hurt.

Such bravery and such cruelty on opposite sides of the spectrum!

Needless to say, this is not what the photo shows. For a start, you can tell the man is not really between the boy and the soldier – it is an optical illusion. The boy is, in fact, to the left of them. But more than that, there is a real caption to the photo (click image to enlarge).

Israeli forces disperse Palestinian protesters outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Dec. 7, 2017.

Thousands took part in angry anti-U.S. demonstrations around the Muslim world over the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Since the 1979 Camp David Accords, previous presidents have refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or move the U.S. Embassy.

— Ahmad Gharabli / AFP – Getty Images

No mention of old man Mahmoud protecting young Ahmed from the aggressive Israeli soldier.

In fact, another photo from the same scene really speaks volumes.

Note her expression as the old man speaks to her – there is nothing aggressive at all. I only see compassion and patience. And look how his hand is resting on her arm. One can assume she moved that hand off her gun (where it was in the first photo), in order to better support him.

Once again, we see an example of the palestinians and their supporters lying. Which is what those who do not have the truth on their side are prone to do.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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