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January 18, 2013 11:31 am

Journalist Max Blumenthal Accuses Israeli Border Police of Abuse by Tweeting Picture from 2006

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Blogger and journalist Max Blumenthal tweeted the following on Wednesday:

Photo: Twitter

However, watchdog blog Hufington Post Monitor pointed out the following:

“The picture is not from any Facebook page, it’s from the New York Times. And it is not of the Israeli Border Police, it is of their special forces. The Palestinians are stripped because they were involved in a highway chase in a van that was believed to be carrying explosives. It also took place in 2006.” This link has more.

Anonymous pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon made this comment on the affair:

“Blumenthal pretends to be a journalist, but even if he was not aware of the provenance of the photo, any journalist worth the title would do a tiny amount of fact checking. And any newspaper who employs a reporter who tweets something so outrageous without checking would fire him on the spot.”

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