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Evidence of Staged Images at Gaza’s Nasser Hospital

BBC Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman has shared what he calls “harrowing pictures” from Gaza’s Nasser hospital:

The word that comes to mind is “staged”

Did you notice the cameramen and equipment lying in wait?

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“Blue shirt” cameraman even collides with someone else in his zeal to capture the scene:

That is not to say there isn’t some good teamwork:

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Now ask yourselves: what kind of hospital would allow cameras into an ER room?

The same kind that wheels in patients who are so injured, they are lifting up their head to take in the scene:

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I should remind you that back in 2014, during questioning, one terrorist confessed that this hospital was used to hide guns.

Sometimes the answer is staring you in the face.

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Now don’t get me wrong. I am sure there are injured people. But clearly, Hamas are trying to milk civilian injuries for all their worth (a reason they locate their terrorist infrastructure in population centers, after all, is for the PR win). In some cases, they are even fabricating them. So shame on the BBC and others in the media for accepting without question such images, in order to advance a skewed narrative.

Hat tip: Ari

Update: Something also seems off about the baby at the beginning.

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It is not crying and is completely clean (no dust or anything, that would indicate it was injured in a strike). There is something almost doll-like about it. I am not saying it is 100% not a baby, just that if it is, it does not seem hurt.

Update: Meanwhile, a rocket landed right near the entrance of Barzilai hospital’s emergency department in Ashkelon:

Barzilai hospital

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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
Picture of David Lange

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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