Taqqiyya: ‘Award-winning’ Gaza journalist peddle images of disabled child for Pallywood propaganda

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Sick: Gaza Blogger Uses Disabled Child’s Picture to Smear Israel

‘Award-winning’ [journalist] Mohammed Omer caught passing off an image of a disabled child being treated by Israel as a ‘victim of Gaza war.’

palestinian uses fake images of disabled children to blame israel

A Palestinian Arab blogger and “award-winning journalist” has been caught cynically using a picture of a severely disabled Palestinian child for propaganda purposes, falsely claiming his limbs were blown off by the Israeli military during last summer’s conflict with Gaza.

Mohammed Omer – who started the Rafah Today blog and has written for numerous major news outlets including Al Jazeera, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, the New Statesman, Aftonbladet and others – received the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in 2008.

The Prize is granted to journalists who “tell an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts.”

But ironically, Omer’s reporting skills have been exposed as anything but truthful after a tweet he posted Sunday, featuring a…

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