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media coordinator , Khulood Badawi, posted a photograph of a father in Gaza holding his bloodied and limp daughter including a caption that claimed the girl had been injured that morning in an Israeli airstrike.
An Israeli Twitter user, quickly pointed out that a Reuters photographer had taken the picture on Aug. 9, 2006. The image showed a girl who'd been injured falling off a swing set and later died.
The original photo was also used as pallywood propaganda back in 2006, but caught lying, REUTERS issued an apology and correction later that day:
"A Palestinian man carries the body of three year-old Raja Abu Shaban, in Gaza August 9, 2006. The three-year-old girl who had been reported killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Wednesday actually died of an accident, Palestinian medical workers said on Thursday. Workers at Gaza’s Shifa hospital said on August 10, 2006 that the initial mistake over the cause of death appeared to have arisen because the girl’s corpse was brought in at the same time as the bodies of the gunmen. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES)"
Badawi, is a long time pro-Palestinian activist and is affiliated with a range of pro-Palestinian NGOs, some of which are radical and politicized. While this alone does not disqualify her from a career with the UN, it is unacceptable that a UN employee working specifically on dissemination of information to the media and public tweets malicious and false information.
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