The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar
Finkelstein, Norman Ghttp://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 yeomans service for Israeli hasbara.
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."