Tweet of the Day: Hamas uses horror movie still of headless girl to depict Israeli brutality

Tweet of the Day: Hamas uses horror movie still of headless girl to depict Israeli brutality

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If you keeping score of the casualties in Gaza, don’t count the corpse of a young girl, clad in a miniskirt, the upper half of her body reduced to a bloody pulp, her severed head lying a few feet away. A photo of this unspeakable atrocity is making the rounds on social media sympathetic to the Palestinian plight.

A photocopy of one such tweet appears below with the caption “Israeli Air Force kills children in Gaza,” conveniently translated into Russian, French, and Arabic.

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There’s just one problem. As the Algemeiner (h/t Weasel Zippers) explains, the image is a still from a Hollywood horror flick. “Israel advocacy group StandWithUs on Tuesday posted a clip from … ‘The Final Destination 4,'” which is the source of the grisly casualty.

StandWithUs created a short clip of the scene from the movie containing the carnage.

This is not the first time the Palestinians have borrowed images to peddle their propaganda to gullible sympathizers in the West. In one previous conflict, their PR crew widely circulated a photograph of the wreckage of a Palestinian  ambulance that had reportedly been struck by an Israeli missile. The context of the image, which later went viral, showed that the snapshot had been made in a junkyard of an old and rusting hulk that had been picked apart by scavengers.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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