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Picture of Palestinian
Baby Dressed as a Suicide Bomber-Truth!
of the eRumor A picture of what is said to be a
Palestinian baby dressed to look like a suicide bomber. The
caption says the picture was found by Israeli soldiers during the
search of a house in Hebron, located in the disputed territory.
According to several news sources
including CNN and Reuters, this story is true. The baby's outfit
included fake explosives
strapped to its body and a headband of the Islamic militant group
Hamas. The Associated Press quoted Israeli Defense Ministry Col. Miri Eisin, a senior intelligence analyst,
as saying that the picture was found in a family album of a senior
member of Hamas. The baby's uncle told AP that the picture was
taken at a party at a university.
real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
A picture released by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) June 27, 2002 shows
what they allege to be a photo of a Palestinian baby dressed like a
suicide bomber. The IDF said they found the photo during a search in a
house of a wanted Palestinian man from Hebron, where Israeli army tanks
and helicopter gunships have been poundeding a Palestinan police building.
REUTERS/HO/Israel Defence Forces
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