Picture of Palestinian Baby Dressed as a Suicide Bomber-Truth!
Summary of 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.
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