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January 05, 2009

Maximum Exposure for Gaza Casualties

As fauxtography may be getting underway at Shifa hospital, photographers line up to give the casualties maximum exposure.

photographers line up.jpg
AP photo by Majed Hamdan, Jan. 4, 2009

Why are there more photographers than medics?

Posted by TS at January 5, 2009 06:25 AM


Possibly because the man is not injured?

Posted by: Mike at January 5, 2009 02:55 PM

is the medic turning the man's head so the cameras have a better view?!

Posted by: Jim Broni at January 5, 2009 08:45 PM

WHy more photagraphers than doctors? Someone has to document the war crimes. Israel isnt allowing any of the more than 1000 journalists at the Rafah crossing in to see whats really going on. If they are only targetting militants and nothing else...then why not let them in at their own risk? Oh yeah..the Israeli army has a history of deliberately killing journalists and terrorists...remember the documentary "Death in Gaza"? I suppose the british journalist killed was a terrorist. At least thats what the IDF spokesman referred to him as...fortunately, incontravertable video evidence shows otherwise. I guess thats why during any trial for IDF forces, video evidence is not allowed.

Posted by: joe at January 5, 2009 09:47 PM

Two interpretations of the same event.

Photo caption : "Palestinian medics carry a killed girl into Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on January 5, 2009"

Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images
GAZA CITY, GAZA - JANUARY 05: A wounded Palestinian girl from the E'lawa family arrives at the Al-Shifa hospital on January 5, 2009 in Gaza City, Gaza.

The angle of the first photo suggests that the girl's eyes are closed, but the second image shows she is looking down.

Posted by: DB at January 6, 2009 04:30 AM

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