A Facebook *hasbara (propaganda) group has posted, on their page, a video which has apparently been edited in order to convince viewers to believe that a disabled man’s crutch is a firearm, as he is violently thrown from his wheelchair by an Israeli soldier.The group, called ‘The Palestinian lie’, posted the video below on February 15th, with the following subtext:

English below
讘诪讛诇讱 驻讬讝讜专 讛驻讙谞讛, 砖讜讟专 诪讙’讘 讞砖讚 讘讗讞讚 讛诪讞讘诇讬诐 砖讬砖讘 注诇 讻讬住讗 讙诇讙诇讬诐, 讛砖讜讟专 讛讚祝 讗转 讛诪讞讘诇 讗讞讜专讛, 讜转专讗讜 诪讛 谞驻诇 诪讛讘讙讚 砖诇 讛诪讞讘诇…
专讜讘讛 诪讗讜诇转专!!
During dealing with a riot one of the broder patrol officers suspected an arab terrorist on a wheelchair.
The officer pushed the arab terrorist back and as he fell from the wheelchair what fell out of is clothing?
An armed gun!

The video was posted on Facebook, in response to footage and accompanying news, which surfaced yesterday, February 14th:


Though the original footage is slightly murky, one can plainly see, upon replay, that the the two dark objects circled in the doctored footage are, in fact, falling in tandem and make up the top and bottom pieces of an axillary crutch.

*Israeli news outlet +972 defines ‘hasbara’ as a form of propaganda aimed at an international audience, primarily, but not exclusively, in western countries. It is meant to influence the conversation in a way that positively portrays Israeli political moves and policies, including actions undertaken by Israel in the past. Hasbara efforts also often include a negative portrayal of the Arabs and especially of Palestinians.

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