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July 15, 2014 12:06 pm
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Hamas Uses Horror Movie Still of Headless Girl in Miniskirt to Depict Gaza Casualties on Social Media (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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A screenshot of a Hollywood horror movie being used to depict the death of Gazan civilians. Photo: StandWithUs.

A screenshot of a Hollywood horror movie being used to depict the death of Gazan civilians. Photo: StandWithUs.

As Hamas supporters are being called out on Twitter for posting photos of Syrian casualties from 2012 as victims of the Israeli Army in Gaza in 2014, Israel advocacy group StandWithUs on Tuesday posted a clip from Hollywood horror flick ‘The Final Destination 4’ that was used to create another fake that circulated widely on Facebook falsely depicting Israel killing civilians.

A short clip of the scene from the movie was created by student initiative Israel Under Fire, at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, to show how it was transposed into a screenshot used for Hamas propaganda.

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In the scene, a group of young Americans are thrown into chaos when a projectile lands on an actress’s head.

The next shot, of the girl lying dead on the ground, with her head next to her, became a Hamas propaganda pic that was shared across social media. It was captioned, “Israeli Air Force kills children in Gaza – BBC,” and translated into Russian, French and Arabic.

On the StandWithUs Facebook page, one alert commenter, Adar Avrahami, noted, “Right, like someone will believe they are wearing mini skirts in Gaza…”

The original link to the doctored picture, published on Facebook page Palestine Photos, was removed after the fake was exposed.

On Tuesday, watchdog group CAMERA published an analysis, based on fatalities data reported by Al Jazeera, that showed most of the casualties in Gaza were of combat-aged men, not women or children.

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A screenshot from 'The Final Destination 4,' with the projectile about to hit the actress's head. Photo: Screenshot.

A screenshot from 'The Final Destination 4,' with the projectile about to hit the actress's head. Photo: Screenshot.

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A screenshot from 'The Final Destination 4,' with the projectile imploding on the actress's head. Photo: Screenshot.

A screenshot from 'The Final Destination 4,' with the projectile imploding on the actress's head. Photo: Screenshot.

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A screenshot from 'The Final Destination 4,' with the actress dead on the ground, her head to the left. Photo: Screenshot.

A screenshot from 'The Final Destination 4,' with the actress dead on the ground, her head to the left. Photo: Screenshot.

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  • John

    There are some continuity issues with whoever made that movie and the still image you claim is part of it, as follows:

    In the movie, the girl is hit from behind, and her body falls forward, so she’d be lying face down, with her feet on the left. Her hand and handbag were above her head, so they wouldn’t be lying next to her waist, they’d be stretched out above her from the momentum. Also her wristband was all red when she was standing, not white stripped as in the body on the ground.

  • that’s crazy!

  • Algemeiner Staff

    The story was updated on July 18 to include a link to the original photo, since removed from Facebook, and to the Facebook Page of Israel Under Fire, which linked to the faked shot.

    Deleted photo – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152135987565213&set=a.10151957957580213.1073741993.247425020212&type=1&theater

    Israel Under Fire – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=679349658808571&set=a.270022616407946.61972.269844029759138&type=1&theater

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  • Froike

    I suppose asking this girl for some “head” would be in bad taste?

  • Dear Sir,
    i tried to find the actual site whereby the hamas advocate stated that particular photo show arab girl killed by IDF… so i enlarged the photo and found that it was from a Facebook account under “Palestine Photos”… but when i scene thru their site… i couldn’t find this scene… i search patiently till year 2010’s sharings…
    wonder whether you have the exact link location of this article with this headless photo with the actual words stating “IDF kills children…” …
    just curious.. and trying to prove this is true that “paliwood” does exist in arab medias…. faking reports and staging photos….
    many thanks.
    toda,
    ruth

  • Keith

    The Low Info’s believe this like they did that Spielberg killed the Triceratops.

  • Isaac

    A lot of people around the world believe this really happened in Gaza!It is effective in demonizing the Israelis.

    • sabasarge

      Isaac, in case you haven’t noticed, the world at large needs no excuse to demonize us.

  • Nothing new in this. At the time of the Spanish Civil War I remember seeing close-ups of a man with his eyes torn out and a caption blaming communists. Very effective! I was about seven years old and can still picture that photo.

    But such horror propaganda does teach a very valuable lesson:
    Don’t jump to conclusions! Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated! The picture may be factual but who were the perpetrators? Who is showing it and why?

  • kRIS kRISTIAN

    THIS SHOULD BE SHOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD, SO THAT THEY WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT HAMAS IS REALLY UP TO WITH THEIR LIES
    IT IS IN THE KORAN THAT IT IS RIGHT TO LIE.

    • Alec

      So because one person posts this image, the Hamas are liars?

      Hamas look a lot more rational when pictured next to illiterate Internet commentators such as yourself.

    • maira

      no there isnt anything like that in our HOLY BOOK, its easy to blame all on religion….. this is fake or whatever but the world can never deny that these types of incidents have occured in gaza, leaving beheaded children nd women…..nd there can never be any justification for killing 10 civilians in order to hit a single terrorist…… nd lastly, dont say anything abt any religion without having sold proof of it…. no other religion is as open, easy and universal as ISLAM is….. its just these so called JIHADEES who r spoiling its image….!

      • bayah

        Then , Sir, please explain to the readers the meaning of Taqiyya ? That any lie told to spread or defend Islam is defensible . Please explain.

  • Lauren Goldman

    They aren’t even using their own Pallywood fake ‘victim’ scenes. And now they are creating ‘intimidating’ videos using Israeli music. Their sophistication level is about eight years old. If IDF has to carry out a ground mission in Gaza, I hope it is swift and absolute and resistance is met with lethal force. No more second chances or prisoner swaps.

  • art

    the arabs and the western media have often used irrelevant photos as “proof” of Israeli “crimes”Including photos of Jews that they murdered

  • M

    She is much more likely to be killed for wearing a mini-skirt in Gaza than by an Israeli missile

  • LOOKS LIKE A GOOD MOVIE

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