Yvonne Ridley’s Latest Anti-Israel Screed Riddled With Lies

For those who are not familiar with her, British journalist Yvonne Ridley is an example of Stockholm Syndrome – she converted to Islam and became a vile terror supporter after being captured by the Taliban and released on condition she study Islam.

Naturally, she now hates Israel and lies shamelessly – both of which are evident in her latest piece entitled Who Killed Razan Al-Najjar, published by the equally detestable Palestinian Information Center.

A new petition circulating on social media serves as a reminder that the Israeli sniper who shot Palestinian paramedic Razan Al-Najjar on 1 June could be a British citizen with dual nationality. This is a real possibility as there are many British Jews, both men and women, serving in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

For a start, the person accused of killing Razan was not a British citizen with dual nationality – she was an American with dual nationality. And it was shown over a month ago that she has not even served in the IDF for a long time – the haters simply ripped her photo from a 4-year-old Facebook post and decided to pin the blame on her.

The identity of the soldier, however, is being protected by the Israeli military pending an investigation into the killing of the 21-year-old volunteer paramedic from Gaza.

There has been absolutely no evidence that the IDF knows who killed Razan, let alone is protecting their identity. All we know is the IDF’s preliminary investigation found she was not deliberately targeted.

Ridley goes on to speak of “the peaceful protests” demanding implementation of “the legitimate right of return for Palestinian refugees, who were forced to leave their villages, towns and cities during and since the 1948 Nakba.” I have already dealt with the “peaceful protest” lie before – as well as the “palestinians were all forced to leave” lie.

But there’s more:

She was last caught on video with her hands in the air, wearing her readily identifiable medic’s jacket and moving through the conflict area.

Ridley is referring to this:

But as I showed in a previous post, there were other photos indicating she was wearing a different colored headscarf when she was allegedly shot.

Ridley goes on to claim the IDF tweeted just a day before that they “know where every bullet landed”, before deleting the tweet, implying they did so following Razan’s death so as to not implicate themselves in it.

Now, pending the outcome of the military investigation, speculation is being fuelled that she was targeted deliberately by the IDF. It is a claim that the army denies, but the day before she was shot and killed the IDF tweeted this statement: “Yesterday we saw 30,000 people; we arrived prepared and with precise reinforcements. Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.”

Within 24 hours of that statement being made, Razan was dead. Outrage was universal and the tweet disappeared suddenly from the social networks.

This is yet another shameless lie. True, the IDF had tweeted and deleted this, but that had occurred on March 31, over two months before Razan died.

Remember, all of these easily debunkable lies are coming from Ridley, a journalist. Which begs the question: Is she really this lousy a journalist, or does being a lousy person mean she is willing to deliberately lie to advance her agenda?


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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