The "martyrdom" death of 12-year-old Palestinian Mohammed al-Dura at the hands of Israeli soldiers, which received widespread international news coverage and spurred on the current intifada, inspiring countless "suicide bombers" to attack Israel, was actually a "staged" piece of street theater, according to an in-depth report in the current issue of World Net Daily's monthly magazine, Whistleblower (WND.com).
The world was horrified last year as news broadcasts played the sensational video footage of the 12-year-old Palestinian boy and his father, pinned down in crossfire between Arab snipers and Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza's remote Netzarim junction. The image of the boy crouching in terror behind his father, both of them struggling in vain to protect themselves from Israeli gunfire, only to be shot, the boy apparently dying in his father's arms, became immortalized in posters that were later plastered up and down the streets of the West Bank and Gaza.
Although the Israeli military initially assumed responsibility for the incident, it now appears that the Palestinian Authority and their French media consultants actually created the entire spectacle. The boy is alive and well--but that fact, verified many months ago, has not been reported. Why? Because that little bit of reality does not serve the media agenda particularly well.
Gee, what a surprise! Media propaganda! From the Palestinians and the French! Working in cahoots! Who'd a thunk it?