Daily Mail Tries to Pass Off Old Video as Footage of Latest Gaza Death

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The Palestinian Health Ministry claims 15-year-old Azzam Aweida died of injuries sustained yesterday, after being shot by IDF troops while he participated in the Great March of Return riots.

The Daily Mail report about his death has photos from his funeral, including many of mourners, designed to evoke as much sympathy as possible. This is typical of the mainstream media; but what they do at the end of the report goes beyond “mere” manipulation of emotions into outright lie territory.

They include this video entitled Dramatic footage shows moment 15-year-old is shot in Gaza.



Screenshot in case video removed

Except this is not video of 15-year-old Azzam Aweida being shot at all. It is video of 19-year-old Abdel Fattah Abdel Nabi supposedly being shot, video that was released almost a month ago (and which has many hallmarks of being a Pallywood production).

Compare the videos in the post with that from the Daily Mail. They are clearly showing the same incident, even though taken from different angles.

It is important to note we do not know how Aweida died. We have the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry blaming it on Israel, but we do not have proof of this. And if he was shot by the IDF troops, we do not know what he was doing at the time.

I find it hard to believe inclusion of this old video is an accident. Someone at the Daily Mail had to search for it, give it the false title, and try to pass it off as video of this latest incident.

Please join me in sending a complaint to the Daily Mail.

Update: The Daily Mail has responded – in disgraceful fashion.

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