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January 19, 2015 4:16 pm

‘Pallywood’ in Hebron: Press Coaches Palestinian Mother to Cry On-Cue as Soldiers Seal Up Empty Home (VIDEO)

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'Pallywood:' a Palestinian toddler in the village of Silwan with a raised fist. Photo: Dave Bender.

In a striking illustration of the belief held by many Israelis of slanted, anti-Israel media reporting, footage uploaded on Monday by the 0404 News site shows an Arab mother in Hebron bursting into tears on cue for a group of press photographers as soldiers seal up the door of a nearby home.

Two weeks ago, Palestinians hurled two firebombs at Israelis living in nearby Beit Hadassah from within the nearby abandoned building, which had been unoccupied for several years due to a military order, according to the Srugim website.

One of the flaming devices ignited the exterior of a mobile home where Jews were living. The residents of the structure were lucky, however, and there were no injuries in the attack, which caused only minor damage.

However, when an IDF team on Monday came to seal off the entrance of the previously unoccupied building, a group of anti-Israel foreign and Israeli agitators quickly arrived – including the woman and her daughter – and began to harass the welding crew.

“Did you see?! He [a waiting photographer] asked her to cry during the photography, and she cried [on cue] – I can’t believe this,” one shocked Israeli man said, as he himself filmed the scene from behind the press gang, dubbed by some observers as “fauxtography.”

“And here’s her daughter instructing her to ‘cry, cry’ … she’s laughing as she tells her mother to cry,” the Israeli viewer noted with astonishment.

“Just take a look at this scene!” he exclaimed. “She [the daughter’s] laughing as she tells her mother to cry,” as a photographer goes for a closeup shot.

Spokesmen for the ancient contested city’s Jewish residents said the incident was a glaring example of a trend by extreme left-wing squatters to take over such structures.

Generally, foreign and local news media only report such events when Jews are the ones moving into such structures.

Israelis charge that the firebomb attacks are genuinely lethal terrorism, and not mere “resistance” as Palestinians claim, pointing to examples like 11-year-old Ayala Shapira, who was severely burned in a firebombing attack in late December.

Watch the video clip below:

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