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article imageGaza Market Massacre Video a Hoax

By Barbara Sowell     Jan 5, 2009 in Politics
Another cruel Hamas disinformation campaign video has been found to be a hoax. The real Gaza Market Massacre occurred in 2005 by accidental detonation of homemade Palestinian rockets during a Hamas rally.
URUKnet.info has issued an apology to its readers after being alerted to the fact that the video footage of the Gaza Market Massacre had been doctored. The video allegedly showed the aftermath of an Israeli IDF air strike on a Gaza market four days ago. It turned out that the video was actually taken in 2005 showing a scene from the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. The real video depicted the accidental detonation of homemade Palestinian rockets during a Hamas rally.
The erroneous story had widespread coverage and was circulated in the BBC News, Ynetnews.com, and even here on Digital Journal.
According to URUKnet.info, a detailed comment on Reddit debunked the claim by comparing the video with photographs taken after the 2005 blast at the Hamas rally. One of the photographs that was compared with the video is from a CBS News article dated Sept. 23, 2005.
A side-by-side comparison of a frame from the video at ~4:08 and the aforementioned photo from the CBS News article is here.
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