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Photographic Evidence that "Lynching" Was Staged by Media
IsraelNationalNews.com -  July 4, 2005 / 27 Sivan 5765

Witnesses and photos prove the supposed "lynching" of an Arab stone-thrower last Wednesday was staged. The wounded Arab himself says he was beaten by an IDF soldier, not the man the police accuse.

Arutz-7 has received photographic evidence proving the allegations of several witnesses to the incident who claim journalists took an active role in coaching the wounded Arab stone-thrower to play the helpless victim.


Stage 1 - The Camera man [left] sets the stage, directing the Arab [blue pants] to lie down.


Stage 2 - Camera man telling Arab to lie down and play unconcious.


Stage 3 - After an impatient wait, the stage is finally set for the international and Israeli press to recreate the Medieval blood libel.


 
Another person who was there, a teenaged girl, had this to say: "The Arabs were the ones who started throwing rocks, just like they\'ve known how to do for the last 20 years. The media people who were there knew that this boy, the one who was \'mortally wounded,\' came up to us and threw rocks - and so we threw back. It\'s interesting how someone who is critically wounded gets up on his legs and laughs with his friends and gets interviewed while he\'s critically wounded."

As an aside, A.D. told of another provocation to which he was witness: "Another shocking incident occurred as well. I saw an IDF officer take some ninjas [small nail-and-spike contraptions], place them in front of the tire of his army jeep, and then call over some photographers to take pictures - as if to imply that Jews had put them there to puncture the army tires. When they finished taking pictures, I saw the officer take the ninjas away."

The father of the arrested boy spoke with Arutz-7, leveling strong criticism at those in the nationalist-religious camp who immediately condemned what he called the "so-called lynching. Didn\'t they ever hear of the Jewish laws against accepting slander? They themselves lynched my son by sacrificing him and washing their hands of him."

He further explained, "Violence is not a good thing, but it\'s not a bad thing. It\'s just like anything else that was created - it can be used for good or for bad. If someone comes to attack you and you use violence to protect yourself, then it\'s a necessary thing. That\'s the way it should be looked at. We know the world loves the Jews when they\'re weak and hates them when we\'re strong - but when we\'re strong, they respect us. I do not need the world\'s love or the leftist media\'s love - just their respect. If someone does not agree with an act that was done, the way to approach it is not to wash the dirty laundry in public. This is a boy who is the backbone of our family, whom his friends call the \'tzaddik,\' and whose main occupation is sitting and learning..."
The Real Lynching: Falsely Slandering Jewish Settlers
This past week, Ariel Sharon called the Jewish Settlers "violent extremists" who he declared are "terrorizing the nation".
 
This subterfuge was parroted by News outlets and "leaders" even as Ariel Sharon, AG Mazuz and Mofaz are instructing the Police to brutalize, beat, kick, and falsely arrest and imprison Jewish protestors who are engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience. This slander was repeated in the media even as Sharon, his Leftist coalition and the EU said nothing as Abbas called for the terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad to join his PA government that is already dripping with terrorist Fatah/Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades members who graduated in June from PA Police Academy, recently renamed "Arafat Academy of Police" to media silence. 
 
The media headlines are currently claiming that Jewish Settler "extremists" threw stones at, "lynched", a Palestinian 16 year old youth "almost to death" as they "clashed violently" with IDF and Palestinians. Yet the media headlines and government leaders omit the FACTS. Noone, not the Police nor the IDF, prevented the Palestinian youths from attacking the Jewish Settlers with rocks, noone stopped the Palestinians from approaching the empty abandoned buildings in the Jewish Settlement near Muasi where Jewish Settlers were staying in protest of the Disengagement. The Palestinians started throwing rocks at the Jewish Settlers continuously for two days without being stopped by the Police, and on June 28 Palestinian youths seriously wounded a Jewish girl. The Palestinians who attacked and threw rocks at the J! ewish settlers have not been arrested or charged with any crime, though the Jewish Settlers who were defending themselves and lightly injured one Palestinian youth have been arrested.
Here are photos and captions from the AP that did not make it to your Newspaper or TV news Broadcast:
\"Photo\"
A Jewish settler girl, wearing orange in protest against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon\'s disengagment plan, is helped by a paramedic after she was hit on the head by a rock during clashes with Palestinians near the Jewish settlement Shirat Hayam, in the southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Jewish settlers set up a new outpost earlier in the week in the area where the Israeli army had demolished abandoned houses. On Tuesday, settlers clashed with Palestinians at the site. One Israeli girl was lightly wounded by a rock thrown by a Palestinian, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baz Ratner)
\"Photo\"
A Jewish settler girl is helped by a paramedic after she was hit on the head by a rock during clashes with Palestinians near the Jewish settlement Shirat Hayam, in the southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Jewish settlers set up a new outpost earlier in the week in the area where the Israeli army had demolished abandoned houses. On Tuesday, settlers clashed with Palestinians at the site. One Israeli girl was lightly wounded by a rock thrown by a Palestinian, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baz Ratner)
\"Photo\"
Israeli medics come to the aid of a Jewish settler youth who was injured by a rock thrown by Palestinians from Al Mawassi during clashes between Jewish settlers and Palestinian villagers near the settlement of Shirat Hayamin, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 28, 2005.
Earlier in the day one Israeli girl was lightly wounded by a rock thrown by a Palestinian, witnesses said. (AP Photo / Baz Ratner)
 
It was only after two days of having rocks thrown at them by Palestinians from Muasi without any action by the Police or IDF to stop the Palestinian attacks, and only after the Jewish girl was stoned, that they started to protect themselves by throwing rocks back at the Palestinian youth attackers, slightly injuring ONE Palestinian "youth". The same media propaganda that was used to demonize Israeli defense these past ten years, was now used against the Jewish Settlers, but this time,  also by Ariel Sharon against his own fellow Israeli citizens. 
 
Notice that when the Jewish girl was seriously injured, and hospitalized, she was called "slightly injured" in the media and ignored. Only after a Palestinian was slightly injured as Settlers began defending themselves was the stone throwing even mentioned in the Newspapers and TV, and his injuries were falsely reported as serious, life-threatening, that he was "lynched", a bold-faced outright lie, even though he walked home, conversed with reporters and was not even hospitalized. The media cannot even produce this "severely injured" Palestinian youth for follow-up reports.
 
Also notice that a few days before this incident, two Jewish teenage residents of Hebron, Avichai Levy and Avi Mantzur, were shot to death in cold blood by Fatah and Islamic Jihad terrorists, as they sat on a bench waiting for a ride home in an area recently opened to Arab traffic as another Israeli concession to the PA. One of the Jewish teens bled to death after his legs were almost shot off, but their cruel murders did not bring Ariel Sharon or the left-controlled media to declare that the PA is terrorizing the nation, as they falsely claimed about the Jewish Settlers. The Jewish teens\' brutal murders by Palestinian terrorists are not even mentioned by Sharon or his Vice Premier Shimon Peres or AG Mazuz even as they loudly slander their fellow Jewish Citizens who dare oppose them by protesting. The continued open, widespread illegal extremist terror activity and incitement in PA controlled territory is not menti! oned in media stories that malign and demonize Jewish "Settlers".
 
It should surprise noone that exactly when polls were showing a rise in the numbers of Israelis opposing the Disengagement Plan, a campaign was launched by Sharon and his Leftist partners in his autocratic government coalition using their willing accomplices in the media, to malign, demonize and slander the Jewish citizen Settlers. What is surprising is how so many, even those on the right who should know better, are falling for the same chicanery, the same lies, the same strategic tactics being used to suppress opposition that was used to destroy those who opposed the Oslo Accords. Should Jewish leaders be cowered into silent submission by such anti-Democratic, slanderous, illogical, immoral, dangerous actions by Sharon and his partners in dictatorship, including the anti-Semitic European Union, the UN, Russia, Arab states, the Quartet and the World Bank who all are using blackmail and coersion behind the scenes?
 
Apparantly only the Leftist Histadrut Union leaders can strike and shut down the country, and Arabs can and successfully petition the Israeli Supreme Court to save Arab homes and land by shortening the Fence route, and Arabs and Leftist "peace" protestors can rally violently against the Security Fence, and throw rocks at IDF soldiers, and Palestinian Arab residents of Israeli cities such as Lod and Ramle can engage in violent organized crime gangland robberies and murders, but they are not called violent extremists by Sharon, Peres, and Mazuz.
 
It is our duty, right and obligation to protest this Plan that Sharon was able to pass in the Knesset only by alligning himself with the Radical Left Parties, including the Arab Parties, and by firing his opponents in his own elected Party. It is our duty, right and obligation to protest this Plan that will not bring an end to PA terrorism, and that to the contrary, will only further embolden terrorist groups to kill endlessly for what they want. It is our duty, right and obligation to protest this Plan that will financially benefit those who are promoting it, including Dov Weisglass, Shimon Peres, Abu Mazen and Mahmoud Dahlan and their Investment Funds and PA business monopolies.