‘PALLYWOOD’ IN ACTION: Mahmoud Omar, a 20-year-old Gazan, indicted for infiltrating into Israel and torching an unmanned IDF post, revealed to Israeli investigators that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar paid his relatives to lie to the media that his baby cousin, Layla Ghandour, died of Israeli tear gas inhalation.
Israel Unwired Layla’s death made headlines around the world last month. The criticism of Israel was harsh and immediate. Israel was crucified by the mainstream media and politicians around the world for its handling of Hamas-spurred violence at the Gaza border fence.
He told the interrogators that Hamas paid his Layla’s family 8,000 NIS ($2,206) to tell the media that the infant had died due to tear gas inhalation at the Gaza protests. In fact, she died of a hereditary blood disease! Not killed by the IDF.
Leila al-Ghandour, the baby from #Gaza, DIED TWICE:
— Israel Foreign Min. (@IsraelMFA) June 21, 2018
After Layla’s death, Hamas staged a public funeral for her. They wanted to create tearjerker video footage that would be seen on screens across news broadcasts around the world.
They bury an 8-month-old baby. Invite the masses to mourn. And invite the media to report the event and make Israel look horrible.
Raw video footage of the funeral used by media outlets around the world: