EUreferendum, the site that did much to expose the troubling aspects of photographs of the supposed Qana victims, reports that some influential parts of the European press are expressing doubts.
...as to the conduct of the disaster site at Qana, it seems that BILD—Zeitung — Germany's biggest newspaper — is having no difficulty in deciding that "Green Helmet" is, as one of our German correspondents tells us, "a professional Hezbollah propaganda man". And, as is evident from our reviews, "Green Helmet" was very much in charge on the day. Thus is the piece headed, "How Hezbollah terrorists make propaganda with dead children".
Interestingly, BILD offers another photograph from the 1996 Qana disaster, and again we see "Green Helmet" in his classic pose, parading a dead child for the media to film.
Also taking up the issue is Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which asks "Was geschah wirklich in Kana?", while the Dutch newspaper, Trouw asks, "Is 'Green Helmet' helper of propagandist?" The paper shows no less than 17 pictures of "Green Helmet" and, I am told, leaves it up to the reader to decide. The article ends declaring of "Green Helmet", "The only certainty is that the child he holds in his arms is dead".
Clarice Feldman 8 05 06