AJ+ Scores “Own Goal” With Attempted Hatchet Job on Israeli Police

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AJ+ has come out with a video about the death of mentally ill Arab man Munir Anabtawi, which is designed to paint Israel in the worst possible light. Parroting claims that Israeli police murdered him in cold blood, what the video report actually achieves is to highlight the brazen lying going on by members of his family.

Allow me to break it down.

The video starts with the claim his mother called for police to bring an ambulance because he wasn’t feeling well. This contradicts the Palestinian Information Center version that claimed she asked police to take him to a psychiatric center because he was behaving angrily. Given the discrepancies, I would be more willing to believe the police version that officers arrived on the scene to investigate reports on a man “raging” out in the street.



Then after repeating his sister’s claim that he got scared and started to run away, AJ+ show footage of him seemingly running at the policeman. Oops!

Towards the end of the video, they repeat a quote from his aunt in which she says he wanted to kill himself with the knife, not the police. Yet the family had previously claimed he did not have a knife.

In other words, AJ+ have clearly not parsed all the information like I have, leading to this joke of a video that only serves to show what liars they – and the video subjects – are.

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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