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.

The Truth:

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 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