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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today's lying caption

From Getty Images via Daylife:
Israeli settlers from the settlement of Har Gilo, built on the land of the village of Walajeh near Bethlehem, look at a Palestinian man attaching his national flag on a fence surrounding the settlement during a demonstration against Israel's controversial separation barrier on March 16, 2010.

Was Har Gilo built on top of Walajeh, or next to it?

According to POICA, an anti-settlement organization which monitors all Jewish towns and villages in the West Bank, Har Gilo is next to Walajeh:

While Har Gilo is controversial for the strategic location in which is was built, no one says it was built on top of a Palestinian Arab village.

Except for this caption writer.

It appears that the picture was taken by an AFP photographer, Musa Al-Shaer.