George Galloway, the pro-Hezbollah, pro-Hamas MP from Bradford West, recently retweeted this odious charge – from an Israel hater named Sabir Abu Maryam – accusing Israel of engaging in the mass murder of innocent children.
However, evoking Jon Donnison’s fauxtography scandal from 2012, this heartbreaking photo of a woman mourning her deceased son (retweeted to Galloway’s 239,000 followers) does not depict Palestinians. The photo is actually from Iraq in 2007, as these original photos from Getty Images demonstrate:
Of course, the overwhelming majority of such civilian deaths in Iraq since the 2003 war are attributed to attacks by Islamist insurgents. In 2005, Galloway seemed to express sympathy towards such jihadists, referring to them as “martyrs”.
- Did George Galloway Just Retweet an Implicit Threat to British Jews? (algemeiner.com)
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