As southern Israel is being pounded with hundreds of rockets launched
by terrorists in Gaza, the world is silent.
A few anti-Israel photos have been circulating for years.
The photo of a man holding a dead girl,
tweeted by a UN media employee that received so much attention,
is the same photo that I saw in 2008 under the caption,
“Israelis kill a lot of Arab children.”
This was the Google search top result for images of “people who smile a lot.”
I was not smiling and later began to take pictures of real Arab girls.
First, on the hot topic of Israeli soldiers and Arab girls,
only in a Bahrain street theater photo will you see a girl lying under a boot.
Israeli apartheid supporters might find it shocking that in Jerusalem,
Israeli soldiers walk on the same streets as Arab girls,
by the Walls of the Old City near the Jaffa Gate
and in the city center. Often they seem to not even notice one another.
Arab girls can be found on the ground,
sitting and enjoying public performances,
or just relaxing
in Jerusalem’s public parks.
Of course…the same goes for boys too.
Where else would a Muslim girl be seen alone in the park with boys?
And famlies enjoyed posing with this snowman last week.
An Arab girl might be dragged along by her mother,
but in Mamilla Mall, most girls can be found happily shopping, both day
and night with no sign of BDS, Boycott, Divest or Sanctions.
Sitting on the steps in Mamilla Mall while texting on their phones,
or sitting at a table alone,
shopping late at night at the Rami Levi supermarket,
or selling Rav Kav cards for the Jerusalem light rail trains…
these are real photos of Arab girls and young women in Jerusalem.
The world is ready to accept faked captions,
how about the truth?