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Photo of Noran Deeb lacks 'shattered face'

"The bullet entered the back of her head and exploded out of her face." --Flashpoints narrator

LOOK AT PHOTO IN THIS ARTICLE WHICH ALSO FALSELY CONCLUDES THE IDF WAS AT FAULT!!

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-02/01/content_414001.htm

Did you see her face 'exploded out'? If this 'fact' is innacurate, what other facts are?

FROM: www.honestreporting.com

On Monday (1/31), 10-year-old Nuran Deeb was struck by a bullet in southern Gaza and died shortly thereafter. The IDF immediately suggested the gunshots may have come from nearby Palestinians firing celebratory shots in the air. Further, Reuters stated that 'it did not appear that Israeli soldiers some 600 meters away could have seen into the [school] compound from their position behind high walls.'

Despite this, many news agencies were quick to promote the Palestinian version of events, backed by the UN:

? Agence France-Presse, under the headline 'Palestinian schoolgirl shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza,' prominently quoted the PA prime minister condemning it as 'a crime.' The Israeli denial of responsibility was buried at the very end of the AFP report.

? The Independent based its story on a UN official who directly accused the IDF of firing on Deeb, then passed off IDF spokespersons who denied culpability as 'plainly embarrassed.'

? Knight Ridder-Tribune quoted both Ahmed Qurei decrying the shooting as an IDF 'war crime,' and a UN official condemning 'the Israeli military's indiscriminate firing into civilian areas.'

And this is how a Reuters photo release portrayed the event (emphasis added):

Palestinian women mourn over the body of a 10-year-old girl during her funeral in Rafah refugee camp January 31,2005. Israeli army gunfire killed Noran Deeb in a schoolyard in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday, witnesses said, in an incident that clouded a new spirit of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation. [Reuters]

IN A LATER ARTICLE, REUTERS CHANGED THE PHOTO's CAPTION TO READ:

ANOTHER INNOCENT: Palestinian women mourn the body of 10-year-old Noran Deeb, brought home during her funeral in Rafah refugee camp.
Reuters

This lopsided version of events appears all the more ludicrous given the Jerusalem Post's report that PA police have now arrested a Palestinian man for the shooting.
 


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