Pallywood (Palestinian staged footage) Exposed

"Pallywood is the term we coined to designate a Palestinian film industry that systematically stages scenes of Palestinian injury and evacuation on the one hand, and “resistance” on the other.  The resulting propaganda footage, designed to “frame” the conflict as the brave Palestinian David fighting the cruel Israeli Goliath, is then passed on to the news media which fails to spot (or ignores) the staging, edits it into the most believable “sight-bytes” and presents it to their audiences as “real news.” 

"....a close analysis of this material defies all expectations of what such footage should resemble, and suggest that Palestinian photographers do not at all share the same production and journalistic values espoused by a free press. We leave the experience and the judgment to you:"


Boy running away from Israelis with what looks like a Molotov cocktail and blood on his forehead, gets carried by runners past photographers back in front of Israeli position into ambulance.

Palestinian man pretends he is shot, there is no blood and he is laid down on his "Injured leg" by the paramedics.

Lengthy sequence behind a factory in Netzarim, out of view of Israelis, filming action sequences, including spraying an empty room with bullets.

"In this segment, you see a staged funeral that the Palestinians organized in order to increase the number of the Palestinians killed in Jenin. This footage was filmed three days ago, on April 28, 2002 at around 19:00 and it is very clear and easy to see that the body has apparently "resurrected" and that the whole funeral is actually one big charade."

This documentary, a continuation of the earlier "Pallywood", examines the circumstances surrounding the shooting of the explosive footage about Muhamed al Durah and his father Jamal at Netzarim Junction, September 30, 2000.

Gaza Beach Tragedy Documentary: On 6/9/06, explosion on a Gaza beach killed a family. Palestinians and MSM blamed Israel, showing Huda Ghalia grieving wildly. What happened? A grotesque exploitation of grief.

Al-Jazeera's reports of a recent mosque burning in the West Bank allegedly by Israeli 'settlers' is a fake. The same video and photos were used to portray another mosque burning in the West bank in May 2010. I wonder how many more reports of 'burned' mosques would turn out to be the same one?

This photograph has unfortunately become common on pro-'Palestinian' websites (see this, for example). It is being promoted as a picture of an IDF soldier trampling on a 'Palestinian' child. The uniform is not an IDF (Israel Defense Forces) uniform, the boots aren't IDF boots and the weapon is a Russian issue AK-47 - the IDF uses American-made M-16's.

Update 02/02/2012 **Original Picture of the fake picture above released

Pallywood (Palestinian Hollywood) is pure propaganda and one should ask, why the need to lie?