Thursday, October 19, 2006
Reuters Cameraman Encourages Rock Throwing at Israeli Vehicles
This doesn't exactly come as a surprise. We know all the networks use Palestinian fixers in order to translate and insure the safety of Western journalists. We also know that these "fixers" are trained to serve the Palistinian cause, receive advance notice from PA officials and terrorist leaders of where to go to catch the action and have too large an influence over Western TV coverage. That is why we see so many staged photos and one-sided reports coming out of the Middle East. From Honest Reporting, thanks to Front Page Mag:
Following the Reuters Fauxtography scandal, another of the press agency's employees is in trouble, as Israel National News explains:
On Tuesday, a Reuters cameraman was remanded to prison until trial for his part in rock-throwing attacks on security forces in Bil'in, where the separation fence is a constant target of protesters.
The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat, was arrested and charged as a result of violent riots in the Arab village of Bil'in, in the Modi'in region, on October 6, 2006. A videotape that the prosecution presented to the judge shows Boghnat encouraging and directing rioters in Bil'in to throw large chunks of rock at Israeli vehicles in such a way as to cause maximum damage. The accused is heard shouting, "Throw, throw!" and later, "Throw towards the little window!"
This is not the first time that members of the media have taken an active role in the story. Reuters itself was accused in September 2006 of misusing press vehicles to transport Hamas-linked Palestinians, while the entire issue is best summed up by Fayad Abu Shamala, a BBC correspondent in Gaza, who declared at a Hamas rally on May 6, 2001: "Journalists and media organizations [are] waging the campaign shoulder-to-shoulder together with the Palestinian people."