Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hebron Bonfire Photos

Blackfive has this AP News image posted and a discussion ensuing about its validity. The concensus of thought is that the photo was posed and possibly, fauxtog'd in Photoshop (I'm in the camp that says both).

But here's something interesting. The photo on B5 is alleged to have been taken in Hebron on Sunday, October 1, 2006. While cruising the Jerusalem Post's "Pictures of the Week" today, I ran across this photo, which is also provided by AP and allegedly taken in Hebron on the same date of the same incident.

Is it just me or do these two photos look like they were taken on the same street--at different times, granted, but same location? And don't the folks in the crowd look just as merry as can be building their bonfire?

My suspicion about the first photo is it was taken after the crowd got the bonfire all flaming high and the gunman posed--period. I don't see any indication in the images (between the two photos) of a sudden turn of events.

The day of these events, Sunday, October 1, 2006, has been dubbed "Bloody Sunday" by the Jerusalem Post. Certainly, the 11 deaths by the end of it made it bloody, but it's looking more and more like the entire day of violence was staged. Why would they do that, you ask? Sunday, October 1, 2006 was Erev Yom Kippur, the start of the holiest of Holy Days on the Jewish calendar, our Day of Atonement and forgiveness. Gee, guess the "Palestinians" didn't get the memo.


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