Yesterday, after we cross-posted Thomas Wictor’s latest post on the ‘killing’of Salem Shemaly (which fisked a Channel 4 News report on the ISM propaganda film), we noticed that the list of Gaza war casualties noted that Shemaly’s dead body was retrieved two full days after the videotaped ‘killing’ on July 20th:
Why, we asked, would it take two days to retrieve Shemaly?
Could the ISM activists (and Palestinian rescuers) who accompanied him have been afraid of similarly being targeted by the ‘IDF sniper’ if they retrieved the body, even though they were, let’s remember, easily able to get within a few meters of him (without incident) during the moment of his death?
Well, evidently there’s now a different version of the time period between Shemaly’s death and the date his body was retrieved.
In this NBC News report from July 27th, it’s claimed (at roughly the 2 minute mark) that Shemaly’s father was able to identified the body of his son even after it “decomposed in the sun” for a full week.
So, while the official death list claims that Shemaly’s body was retrieved after two days, this NBC News report claims it was retrieved a week after his death.
You can get up to speed on the other major inconsistencies and apparent fabrications in the ISM propaganda film of Shemaly’s death here, here and here.
- Why did it take 2 days to retrieve the body of Gazan ‘killed’ by IDF sniper? (cifwatch.com)
- Orla Guerin’s parting shot breaches BBC editorial guidelines (bbcwatch.org)
- Channel 4 News ‘report’ on ISM propaganda video strains credulity (cifwatch.com)
- HURRAH for ‘blood-stained’ SHIRTS!: Daily Mail leads with ISM propaganda (cifwatch.com)