Another Blood Libel Uncovered
Laura: Here we go with yet another blood libel against Israel being unravelled. This is the incident regarding the woman who supposedly was killed by teargas fired by the IDF. And as always, the western media reported the accusation unquestionably. How many times must the “palestinians” make false claims against Israel before the western media finally becomes skeptical? It can’t be that the media is so gullible as to be fooled repeatedly. So the answer lies in the fact that the liberal media isn’t interested in facts when it comes to reportage of Israel. It is not interested in objectively reporting news when it comes to Israel. It’s agenda is to demonize Israel and therefore these must be considered propaganda outlets and not legitimate news outlets.
By YAAKOV KATZ AND TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPost
Activist insists Jawaher Abu Rahma was at demonstration; Palestinian doctor says she died after inhaling tear gas.
A Palestinian woman, reported to have been killed by inhaling tear gas fired by IDF troops during an anti-security barrier protest on Friday, was apparently not at the protest, IDF sources said on Monday.
The IDF sources based their new assessment on medical documents that they obtained on Monday from the Palestinian Authority, which had initially refused to hand over the papers documenting 35-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahma’s death.
“The whole story is full of inconsistencies,” one senior officer said.
One example of an inconsistency was in the medical documents themselves. A lab report of blood work done for Abu Rahma showed that the blood was taken at 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon. Another page from the report, which showed her time of admission to the hospital, put it at 3:20 p.m.
In addition, the medicine that she received, according to the reports, was medicine used to treat people suffering from blood cancer, poison or a drug overdose.
The IDF also questioned the way her death was reported. On Friday afternoon, the IDF received, like most weeks after the protest, a report that two demonstrators had been lightly wounded and were evacuated to a Ramallah hospital. By the evening, the PA updated the IDF that the two had been released to their homes. continue