International Herald Tribune takes Tear Gassed Women Photograph out of context

March 12, 2012

(h/t @Jewess) (Camera) The caption reads:

Women’s Day Israeli soldiers in Ramallah, West Bank, fired tear gas and aimed a water cannon at about 50 women marching Thursday in support of Hana Shalbi, who has gone without food for 22 days to protest the holding of Palestinians without formal charges. In Gaza, about 500 women marched to support the hunger striker.

 For whatever reason, the information about the Palestinian rock throwing did not make into the Tribune cutline, although it is critical to understanding the day’s circumstances. Indeed, the AFP, like the AP, noted that the Palestinians were throwing stones:

At Qalandia, hundreds of women arrived by bus from across the West Bank for a rally organised by women’s groups and local unions.They carried posters of Shalabi, who has accused Israeli forces of mistreating her and imprisoning her without evidence.Israeli troops used water cannons against the protesters and also utilised the “scream truck,” a military vehicle that emits a high-pitched noise intended to disperse demonstrations.Towards the end of the demonstration, a handful of youths began throwing stones at Israeli forces, who responded by firing tear gas.(MORE)

typical. it’s as if the media really believes there really is no truth… just a mathematical equation that can be arranged in such a way as to change it’s meaning. Question that idea and you are liable to be arrested by Washington State. It happened to me.