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Your Tax Dollars at Work in Gaza

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TAX STRIKE 2009!!!


Precisely the name of the blog post I intended.

Great post.

WTF is wrong with our country supporting this bs?

Watch this video - then go to Washington D.C. and march on Jan 6th. Our president is not listening and does not care. Our president elect must hear our cry for peace for the oppressed people of Palestine. He can only hear us if we go to him - into the streets.

Mac McKinney

This video is a con job by someone I have found out. It is a video from three years earlier of a truck full of rockets blowing up by accident during a Hamas parade. Notice everyone is in short sleeves. It is now winter in Gaza, very cold. Read below for the details of the jimmied video. The irony here is that according to Dr. Gilbert, who is in a Gaza hospital, a market was hit on Saturday, killing 20 and injuring 80. He has been treating the wounded. What led me to believe this video was authentic at first was his following text message from Gaza that I saw, which has no mention of a video.

Text message:

“Lars93 said...

My dad works at the same hospital as Mads Gilbert. he got a txt message form Dr. Gilbert. Translated from Norwegian it says: They bombed the central fruit and vegetables marked in Gaza town two hours ago. 80 wounded and 20 killed. All of them came here, to Shifa. Hades! We are up to our knees with death, blood and amputants. Lots of children. Pregnant women. I have never experienced anything this terrible. Tell people, pass it on, shout it from the rooftops. Everything. WE MUST DO MORE! We are living in the history books now, everyone! Mads G, 1.3.09, 13:50, Gaza, Palestine (Anesthesia Doctor)”

Meanwhile, Raw Story, one of the sites running the jimmied video, wrote this:

On Sunday, RAW STORY ran video of a bombing in Gaza purported to be recent footage leaked from an exiled Palestinian blogger.

The footage is the aftermath of a devastating bombing taking place in a market, said to have been taken on Saturday. According to Haitham Sabbah, it was taken "immediately after a terrorist Israeli air strike hit a busy market where kids with their mothers and fathers were searching for food to eat from one of the local markets early on Saturday 03, Jan 2009."

The source was in error. The footage was actually taken on September 23, 2005 at the Jabaliya refugee camp, described as a bombing of a parade that killed at least 15 Palestinians. Israel denied responsibility, and the ruling Palestinian Fatah blamed Hamas.

From another site:

The video was recorded on September 23rd 2005, not 1st January 2009
The scene is not a civilian marketplace, it is from the Jabalya refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip
The video does not depict the aftermath of an IDF air strike, it depicts the aftermath of the explosion of a pick-up truck carrying Qassam rockets during a Hamas rally (that explains the large number of Hamas personnel present immediately after the explosion, the miniature Hamas flags, etc.)
At least 15 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in the blast, many of whom were Hamas security personnel either in or around the pick-up truck (that explains all the wounded in military uniforms)
The copy of the video you are actively distributing has been edited. The original video supposedly showed the Hamas pick-up truck (visible for a split-second at the start of your edited version) exploding, whereas your version cuts from an image of the pick-up beforehand to the immediate aftermath.

I was wrong to post

Thanks for investigating

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