Magazine article New Internationalist

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Magazine article New Internationalist

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'BARBARIC' read the bold red headline greeting Middle Eastern subscribers to the The Gulf News on the morning of the 2oth day of Israel's war on Lebanon' (31 July 2006). To prove the point, the report was accompanied by a picture of the child (above) - a young body in rigor mortis covered in dust from the devastation left by Israel's 30 July bombing of the village of Qana in southern Lebanon. Pictures like this, depicting the death of innocents, have provoked outrage across the Arab world and put Israeli sympathizers on the defensive. They have also drawn claims of media manipulation - for instance that 'the greert helmet guy" (also in the picture) paraded a different child's body around in Qana and posed with it for photographers.

But these claims cannot mask the fact that dozens of Lebanese children were killed early that July morning. A total of 60 Qana civilians - 37 of them children - were pulled dead from under the rubble according to Arab sources. …

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