This is the dead child at the morgue of the Al - Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on 30 September 2000 that was passed off as the corpse of Muhammed al-Durah by the blood libel conspiracy.
Of course it is sorely tempting to think this too is fake. Sadly this appears unlikely. There are other pathology photos and they have been seen by journalists and others who confirm they show injuries consistent with the pathology report. The pathologist reported abdominal injuries with the intestines expelled.
We can be certain it is not Muhammed al-Durah.
This child has been murdered likely with a knife. I suppose such events are not uncommon in Gaza. Maybe they just had to wait?
Some conspiracies are real and ugly and they don't get much uglier than this. It involved a lot of people, was carefully planned and the execution was sophisticated. This is the work of an experienced and professional group. The strategists behind this knew exactly what they were doing. They knew what note would resonate across the world and bounce around Europe and the Middle East in particular for years.
How much innocent blood was spilled because of this reckless hoax? Someone, actually lots of someones, should be in jail.ReplyDelete
thank you for this.
For those of you who may be unaware, the al Durah Affair was a blood libel that justified the second terror war (intifada) against the Jews in the Middle East.
The allegation was (as it always is in the blood libel) that Jews are ruthless murderers of non-Jewish children.
Probably the main guy to go to for insight into this particular case of violent anti-Semitism would be Dr. Richard Landes.
Thanks for bringing this up, Geoffff.
Next time you should add some links, btw.