The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar

Finkelstein, Norman G
http://normanfinkelstein.com/2018/06/10/the-new-york-times-second-assassination-of-razan-at-najjar

Publisher:  Norman G. Finkelstein Blog
Date Written:  10/06/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22628

On 1 June 2018, an Israeli assassin poised along "the largest concentration camp ever to exist" killed 20-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar. On 7 June 2018, the New York Times assassinated her a second time. It surely does not surprise that the Times provides yeoman’s service for Israeli hasbara.

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As the young woman, dressed in her white medical uniform and with her hands raised in the air, approached an injured protester, she was shot dead by an Israeli sniper.

A few days later, Israeli hasbara released a video purporting to show that al-Najjar was a Hamas dupe and Hamas human shield. The video contained a clip from a past interview in which she is quoted as saying: "I am here on the front line and I act as a human shield." In fact, the Israeli video falsified al-Najjar's words. Her actual statement was: "I'm acting as a human rescue shield to protect the injured inside the armistice line."

If there was a news story here, it should have been headlined, "Israel Releases Doctored Video to Justify Murder of Gaza Paramedic."
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