Claim: There was blood at the scene, and none on the ground by the barrel the next morning
Progenitors of the claim
Charles Enderlin and others allege that there was blood visible at the scene and on the ground the following morning. But that allegation is belied by the video and photographic evidence noted regarding the claim above that ‘The boy lay bleeding from his stomach wound for 17 minutes’.
Enderlin’s testimony below alludes to the ‘claim’ (illustrated to be factual by the slowed-down footage) that the blood seen during the scene originates with a red handkerchief.
We saw earlier that footage of the scene at the time of (and immediately following) the alleged shooting showed no blood at the scene. We also have footage of the scene, taken before the Palestinian press conference, showing no blood at the scene.
Enderlin’s long-standing insistence that the footage from the Palestinian press conference shows ‘blood’, substantiating the Palestinian narrative of events, indicates that he did not view the evidence with a critical eye. The bloody rag – a stark bright red, the lack of any blood spatter on the wall and the location of the ‘blood’ vis a vis the location of where Muhammad allegedly bled to death should have raised some doubt in Enderlin’s mind.