Friday, January 22, 2010

B'Tselem's False Accusations

From, 22/1/10, by by Gil Ronen:

The latest accusation hurled against Israeli  ...soldiers is that they defaced gravestones at the Arab cemetery of Awarta near Shechem, in Samaria, on Tuesday. This story, however, appears to be falling apart just a day after it was circulated in the Israeli and international press.

...investigation thus far has cast doubt on the accusations. It turns out that there were no Hebrew inscriptions on gravestones in the Muslim cemetery. However, it is possible that someone scribbled something on slabs of marble at a distance from the cemetery.

...members of the far-Left NGO B'Tselem admitted to IDF officers that the photos which were featured in the press, and which purported to show writing in Hebrew and Russian on Arab gravestones, were misleading.

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