The Killing of Ahmed Jarrar (Or How Easy It is to Manipulate the Truth)

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Last night, the IDF killed this palestinian man, Ahmed Jarrar.

Naturally, there are those who are furious Israel killed this well-dressed, respectable looking, happy young man, just like we killed father.



By the way, this was his father Nasser Jarrar.

If this is all you knew, you’d perhaps be thinking Israel was really the bad guy, killing a crippled man and then years later his good son.

Now for the full story.


Young Ahmed was one of the cold-blooded murderers of Rabbi Raziel Shevach (may his memory be a blessing, whose picture, unlike that of Ahmed’s, does not lie as to his true character)

As for his father

he was a senior Hamashole who was involved in plotting a series of suicide attacks in Israel, including a plan to bring down a high-rise building.

He lost his legs and an arm after suffering from a premature explodation – although the usual suspects will tell you it was Israel’s fault.

So there you have it. I have framed this post the way I have to show you a number of things.

Firstly, the narrative of the poor palestinians driven to kill out of desperation is as lazy as it is untrue. Plenty of these terrorists are doing so out of ideological conviction, and not poverty.

Secondly, palestinian amputees can also be terrorists.

Finally, this should show you how easy it is to manipulate the truth just with some images lacking any context – which is indeed what the other side are constantly doing in order to paint us as the bad guys.

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