Anorak | Did UN worker’s anti-Israel tweet provoke Mohammed Merah to murder?

Did UN worker’s anti-Israel tweet provoke Mohammed Merah to murder?

by | 21st, March 2012

MOHAMMED Merah is the man suspected of murdering four Jews three of them young children in Toulouse. Mohammed Merah is a 24-year-old French citizen of Algerian extraction, self-declared Islamist warrior and member of the al-Qaeda network, linked to banned Islamist group Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride), and once arrested in the Afghan city of Kandahar.

Did Mohammed Merah murder Jewish children because little over week earlier, on March 12, UN worker Khulood Badawi posted a photo of a cloodied child on  @KhuloodBadawi ? Did it play a part in his thinking? (She has since taken it down, later writing: “Correction: I tweeted the photo believing it was from the last round of violence & it turned out to be from 2006.”)

Her original caption read :

Long Live Palestine – Palestine is bleeding – Another child killed by #Israel..Another father carrying his child to the grace in #Gaza.

The child turned out ot one  Raja Abu Shaban , who died after a playground accident in Gaza on August 9, 2006.

Khulood Badawi works at OCHA the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The  UN  says she works as an Information and Media Coordinator.

When a person in a position of influence uses a false image to illustrate her point, what effect does it have? Does it reaffirm prejudices? Does it inspire acts of righteous violence?

Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor demands action :

“We have before us an OCHA information officer who was directly engaged in spreading misinformation. When the conduct of an OCHA employee so grossly deviates from the organization’s responsibility to remain impartial, the integrity of the entire organization is eroded. The credibility of OCHA is already seriously in doubt among the Israeli public. This is why immediate action in this case is necessary.”

Prosor says Khulood Badawi “actively engaged in the demonization of

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