Indy headline packs powerful propagandistic punch

UK Media Watch

A 13-year-old Palestinian girl evidently came to an Israeli checkpoint, near the West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe, on Wednesday for one reason: to take her own life.

The girl approached the checkpoint carrying a bag, and ignored guards’ orders for her to stop.  They then apparently fired a warning shot in the air, at which point the teen reached toward her shirt.

Guards then shot her in the leg.

She later reportedly acknowledged her desire to provoke guards to shoot her. “I came to die”, she said during questioning.

The suicide by fake terror attack was such a central element of the story that even the anti-Israel Russian propaganda site RT included this angle in their headline accompanying a report on the incident.


A Haaretz article noted the reported suicide attempt in the strap line:


Even news sites which didn’t include information about the attempted suicide in the headline or…

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