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New Meaning to Ambush Journalism
Get a load of the photo tip The Guardian offers along with this AFP/Getty image:
The photographer, Ilia Yefimovich, is in the right place at the right time and captures this dramatic scene using a large depth of field and fast shutter speed
Here's HonestReporting's more accurate "photo tip."
Photographer knew ahead of time that a car was going to be stoned and positioned himeslf above the action, unlike (EPA and Al -Jazeera). The photographer didn't expect the driver to have the presence of mind to put his foot down and drive away, rather than be surrounded and lynched, which is what would have happened had he not accelerated.
By the way, AP's Moammar Awwad also "just happened" to be in the right place at the right time, with a position similar to Yefimovich.
When we add it all up, kids get to cause trouble for Israelis and a bunch of photographers are guaranteed great shots. I'd say the kids and the photographers colluded with each other. Gives new meaning to ambush journalism.
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Good grief, talk about a set-up. What's the driver meant to do, slow down and let himself be stoned to death? For all he knew, there could have been a gunman waiting to open fire, but stones are a deadly weapon in themselves. A better title for the image would be "Israeli driver escapes terrorist ambush". Spare a thought for the kids, who have been brainwashed or coerced into being expendable footsoldiers.
It is unusual. How often do scenes of these type get captured on film anywherelse in the world? It is so bizarre. How do photographers happen to be at the site of such an incident? Why are they not somewhere else? There must be many places in Israel to be stationed.
Those are not kids, they are shaheeds