Israelis Kill Palestinian Child--or do they? Pictures can lie.

I just received a fascinating video from a friend, Norbert Majerholc, a perfect demonstration of how deceptive television coverage can be. It's the record of how two of France's major TV channels reported the same tragic incident in a refugee camp in Nablus on October 27, 2004.

But, I suggest you read on before downloading the file.

For those who don't speak French, I've translated each report.

According to the first voice-over from France's FR 3:

"An Israeli vehicle enters the refugee camp of Balata in Nablus this morning. Officially they are taking part in a clean up operation to capture suspects. In the street, some young Palestinians begin to throw rocks in the direction of the Israeli army troops, who reply with real bullets. A Palestinian woman comes out of her house, screaming, her child in her arms. Her son has just been hit by a mortal bullet in the neck. Little Khaled was six years old."

That's how the report ends.

Must have been the Israelis who shot the kid, right?

Wrong. A cameraman for France's TF1, covered the same Israeli jeep as it entered the camp, but from a different angle:

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