This morning the world's press showed what looked like an Israeli driver driving at and hitting a Palestinian youth. But look more closely - the boy was running towards the car hurling stones, and there were at least four people filming the incident with video cameras - on both sides of the street! It was all staged! The driver couldn't avoid the accident.
The car was turning left and you could hear its horn blowing to warn the boys to get out of the street. It was all a set up and once again, the world's press falls for it.
As journalists, we know that you do not get this sort of film coverage by chance - it was carefully orchestrated, and the people behind this made very sure of getting the film. We could see no fewer than three people filming, and there had to be a fourth who filmed the clip that was shown on the news.
As usual, Israel is portrayed as the big baddy and the poor Palestinians as their helpless victims. Who were the people doing the filming? No one asks that. Why were they there?
If you were driving along, turning left and suddenly youths ran out into the street hurling rocks at your front windscreen, would you be able to avoid hitting them? Your instinct would be to get away as fast as possible before a rock came through and hit you! There was no time for that driver to think. His instinct would not be to stop, because he was under attack.
We are so ashamed of modern journalists and the media in general. Why do they never ask the right questions?