LIAR: ‘Journalist’ Uses Photo of Disabled Child to Claim Israel Blew Off His Arms and Legs With Bombs

A “Palestinian” journalist who has won awards for his “honest” reporting has been caught selling a blatant lie using a photo of a disabled child and claiming that the Israelis bombed a baby and blew its arms and legs off.

Mohammed Omer is a Palestinian journalist who in 2008 won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in 2008. This award is granted to journalists who “tell an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts.”

But now Omer has been exposed as a liar and terrorist who was just caught creating Pali propaganda by using the photo of a Palestinian child born with a rare genetic disorder and claiming that it is proof that the Israelis bomb children and blow off their arms and legs.

As Israel International News reports:

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But the picture in question is of Mohammed al-Farra, a toddler from Gaza with a rare genetic disease who has been living at Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital with his grandfather after being abandoned by his parents.

…Al-Farra’s case was reported widely in 2013, after becoming the subject of an Associated Press feature piece.

A quick Google search revealed that the picture Omer used is in fact an AP photo used in that very report.

Omer was called out by an Israeli blogger and activist David Ha’ivri, who noted that the only way he could have gotten hold of the picture was by lifting it from an article about Al-Farra and his treatment in an Israeli hospital – cynically co-opting the young child’s suffering for the sake of cheap propaganda.

So, not only is the child not a victim of Israeli violence, the boy is being helped by the Israelis and was abandoned by his own Pali family!

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