The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Thursday, February 24, 2005

              Symbol of the Intifada
On September 30, 2000 there was a shoot out between IDF soldiers and Palestinian "police" at the Netzarim checkpoint in Gaza. From this shootout there emerged pictures of a frightened little Palestinian boy and his father cowering behind cement blocks and barrels - the father trying to cover the boy from the gunfire all around. According to the cameraman who allegedly filmed the video, the boy - Mohammed al Dura - was killed by Israeli soldiers. And thus was born another blood libel against Israel. The facts have been coming out ever since, though at this point it doesn't seem to matter, and they all point to the undeniable conclusion that the IDF did not kill the boy. At this point, it is not even clear that the boy was killed at all, the whole thing possibly staged by the Palestinians and the Palestinian cameraman of the French public television station, France 2. CAMERA has an excellent recap of this whole affair. The very symbol of the intifada and Palestinian suffering is a fraud. But once again, a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.
|| Nudnik 5:36 PM
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