Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Kandil cried on Friday and kissed the dead child’s forehead, calling him a ‘martyr.’ CNN called him ‘another victim of an [Israeli] airstrike.’ Newspapers showed his photo as an example of the Palestinian civilians killed by Israel’s ongoing military campaign against militants in Gaza.
The only problem with that narrative is that 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah was killed by a Hamas rocket that fell short in Gaza instead of its intended target: Israel. According to an Israeli military statement Sunday, ‘Ninety-nine rockets fired from Gaza have crashed back into Gaza in the last four days. Hamas fires from civilian areas…and hits its own people.’
Pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon reviewed media reports on the incident and wrote: ‘The IDF did not launch any airstrikes in Gaza while Egyptian PM Kandil was in Gaza.’ Israel had agreed to a temporary ceasefire while Kandil was visiting Gaza on Friday, as a gesture to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Even so, terror groups continued firing on Israel during the diplomatic visit….
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Islam, the religion of peace. It is unfathomable that CNN, the anti-Semites that they are would grab hold to such vile propaganda as if it was the winning shot and run with it. See video below:
Shame on propagandists/anti-Semites CNN and Hamas. Yet, this is exactly what one expects of Islam the religion of peace. CNN should know better but then they have plagiarist and anti-Israel, Fareed Zakaria.
Pursuant to an excerpt from ElderofZiyon below, CNN issued via jackrabbit Don Lemon a retraction.
I just heard CNN retract the story that falsely claimed that an Israeli bomb had killed Mahmoud Sadallah, the child cynically used for a photo-op with Egyptian PM Kandil and Hamas terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh.
The correction was aired on the Don Lemon program. (Lemon has not been very friendly towards the Israeli narrative from what I can tell).
I had noticed the error yesterday and my research has since been noted in numerous media outlets and websites….
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As of 5:45 p.m. today, the CNN story is still online without being updated and minus references of a retraction.
For those who would the CNN video today, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year (and they will), they would gleam from the video (if they did not know any better) that Israel through its airstrikes actually murdered a little boy.
Lemon’s/CNN’s empty hearted retraction is unacceptable.
Sara Sidner who has yet to retract her video and CNN are complicit in the espousal of Islamic terrorism and propaganda.
As reported by Twitchy, the heat is on CNN and Sara Sidner to retract Sidner’s propaganda video and the liese spoused therein about Israel killing Mahmoud Sadallahvia use of hashtag #CNNLies.