Monday, June 19, 2006

Must Read Daled Amos: Pallywood at Gaza Beach 

As the investigation continues into last week's fatal explosion on a Gaza Beach, it is becoming clearer that much of the media's knee jerk publication of basically unfiltered Palestinian propaganda is likely wrong. While this doesn't surprise me in general -- I expected as much at the time -- nevertheless, it is edifying to learn more about how the Pallywood industry really functions. It's no small feat to take a tragic internal accident and quickly convert it into a global billy club that the rest of the world uses to pound on a hated neighbor in one's stead.

Daled Amos has some eye-opening details culled from a German newspaper among other sources. For instance, the presence on the scene of Zakaria Abu Irbad, the photographer responsible for many of the famous images of the grieving girl, leaves a lot of unanswered questions:
There's a lot more to read in Daled Amos' post, and I have a feeling more will be coming out on this story in the days and weeks ahead. Make sure to check back with Daled Amos to keep up, because you probably won't hear about it on CBS or CNN.

Israel Matzav also has more, putting the Pallywood information into context against the attempts of other news sources to disprove results of the IDF's investigation. Elder of Ziyon also has a quick summary of the issues.

I can't imagine how this kind of issue would have been handled if we were still back in the days when Dan Rather was our only source of information. Actually, yes I can. I'm so glad we have blogs like Daled Amos, Israel Matzav and Elder of Ziyon around (just to name a few).

If you really, really liked this -- or even really, really hated it -- there's lots more: