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Israel, Palestine, & Fake Photos Of Human Shields

@AdamMilstein spread this photo on Twitter claiming it shows a "Hamas Terrorist" hanging "kids on a fence in front of a house to ensure the #IDF will not strike the building."

@AdamMilstein spread this photo on Twitter claiming it shows a “Hamas Terrorist” hanging “kids on a fence in front of a house to ensure the #IDF will not strike the building.”

With the current conflict in Gaza still claiming the lives of innocent people on both sides (though more so on the Palestinian side), the propaganda war by both sides of this conflict has only further hampered any real solution. The facts are hard to come by and are often submerged in an ocean of bigotry, hatred, and bullshit rumors.

Recently, a photo of a supposed “Hamas terrorist” hanging “kids on a fence in front of a house to ensure the IDF will not strike the building” has made an appearance on Twitter. As of the writing of this post, it has been re-tweeted almost 1,600 times. The origin of this photo along with this description seems to have started with @AdamMilstein who describes himself as a “proud Israeli-American Community Activist” from Southern California.

Adam Milstein's tweet has been re-tweeted more than 1,500 times.

Adam Milstein’s tweet has been re-tweeted more than 1,500 times.

Mr. Milstein also seems to be the head of “The Milstein Family Foundation” whose stated mission is “comprised of two pillars: 1) Strengthening the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People, and its special ties with the United States of America; and 2) Ensuring the Jewish identity and the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and the future Jewish generations.”

But fact-checking and truth seem to play little to no part in this stated mission.

A quick image search of the photo spread by Mr. Milstein brings up a LiveLeak video titled “Palestinian riot in Hebron on prisoner day.” The photo spread by Mr. Milstein appears under the video which is dated to April 17, 2014, months before the present situation in Gaza started.

But maybe that isn’t far enough in the past for some. Well, it gets worse.

Some more searching reveals that the photo was published even before that.

A search shows that the photo was posted on Facebook in December 2013.

A search shows that the photo was posted on Facebook in December 2013.

A news/media website with the name (roughly translated from Arabic) “Wonders And Oddities” appears to have posted the photo on their Facebook page on December 14, 2013. Needless to say, this is way before the current bombing in Gaza started. From a quick look at the comments, the man in the photo is either picking on or punishing the kids. We at WildFlowers are not sure at the moment what exactly is going on in the photo.

Regardless of how one may feel about bullying or punishing children in such a manner, this is far from being as bad as using kids as human shields against IDF bombing.

The photo may even have been published as far back as November 5, 2013, which would mean that the photo was actually shot before that.

This photo spread by Adam Milstein may have been published as far back as November 2013.

This photo spread by Adam Milstein may have been published as far back as November 2013.

We at WildFlowers are not yet sure exactly when this photo was taken. We are also not sure what exactly the man is doing to these children. As of now, we don’t know if this photo was even really taken in Palestine.

But we do know that the photo was NOT taken during the current bombing in Gaza. So claiming that it portrays a “Hamas terrorist” using children as human shields against the current IDF bombing of Gaza is extremely unethical to say the least.

And despite his supposed love for the state of Israel, Mr. Milstein’s spreading of this lie only damages the reputation of Israel’s supporters and encourages even more irrational hatred between Palestinians and Israelis. There is already enough propaganda surrounding this conflict. Outright lies do nothing to help.


21 thoughts on “Israel, Palestine, & Fake Photos Of Human Shields

  1. The FB page you posted also has pictures of Hitler demonizing the Jews which are agreed to by the comments. Use Google translate and you will see.
    Finally the picture seems to be of a dumb-ass parent punishing his children….I saw it and translated the comments as well.

  2. What a load of misleading info on this islamic apologists site. I guess Jihad by the word really exists. May the islamic agenda fail. God bless israel and the jewish people who are God’s people. Down with taqiya, hudna, abrogation of koran verses and muruna. Strategic tactics of the followers of war and death. Not all westerners have been brainwashed into sharia complaient dhimmi twits. And we’re spreading the good news about the Gospel of Jesus Christ ‘Sun of God’, the tactics and deap muslim brotherhood infiltration into al western governments to al those who lend us their ear. So be bold and haughty and lend us more evidence. We see ISIS kiling christians and even their own. We see Hamas and their childish attempt to play the media card by bringing their own into harms way while brainwashed victims and offenders believe in their socalled marterdom. Al that the islam tries to keep in darkness will come into the light and be reveiled. Europe’s and america’s politicians might be blinded, but it is the peole who have the numbers , the wisdom and the true power and see through your false charades. Know that the west will not support you. Already islam loses people to the true growing fastest religieon in the world. Christianity. All this because the actions of islam and the pictures and results it produces speakes louder than ever. And the religieon of love is more powerfull then a idiologie of death. Behold. Jesus Christ. Sun of God. Lord of Lords. King of kings. The Messiah. Gods only begotten Sun who became flesh and through whome salvtion can be attained. God who has become flesh. Part of the trinity. And if we believe in the same God and you account to Jesus being more than a mear profet. I encourage you to stop bowing to that black stone (deity) in the kabbaa and stop worshipping and praising a mere man and pray to the true God and repent for your sinfull lives in the name of Jesus Christ. May peace be upon you through Jesus Christ. God bless all of you and I hope and pray you will repent and find the lord Jesus Christ in your lives. Hallelujah

  3. It’s funny, because for every false photo/piece of misinformation that comes out of the pro Israel side, there are 1,000 of the same on the anti Israel side

    Misinformation is unforgivable no matter who perpetrates it, but pick your battles a little more wisely. This is not one that you can win

  4. I found it published as far back as April 24, 2012. There is nothing to indicate where it was taken or who the subjects are. Nor if the man is hanging the boys up or taking them down. It is a horrific picture, but there’s no justification for Milstein or Walid Shoebat (who also has been sending it around under his name) using it to represent what is happening now in Gaza. It’s the kind of zionist propaganda we are used to, of course, but it’s hard to find a more sickening example.

  5. Pic is from 2011, uploaded by a guy that lives in the West Bank. This is not Gaza and not Hamas. Picture was intended as a joke. Link below:

  6. search Mashhoor Qasem on fb, go to photos -> timeline photos then scroll all the way down and you’ll find it dated 9 June 2011, a guy bullying kids in Ramallah, wrong and immoral, but NOT human shields!

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