Claim: The boy lay bleeding from his stomach wound for 17 minutes

Progenitors of the claim

Talal Abu Rahma claims that Muhammad lay bleeding for 17 minutes before an ambulance came to pick up the boy and the father. critique

Bleeding in a prone position for 17 minutes from a wound that “exploded” a victim’s stomach would normally leave copious amounts of blood on the ground beneath the wound. However, there is no indication of blood on the ground were Muhammad lay, immediately after the alleged shooting nor early the following day. Blood appears on the ground near where Muhammad lay, only just before a press conference is convened at the scene later the next day.  The red staining appearing at that time is not located where Muhammad was laying – and is inconsistent with the volume of fluid that would have drained from the alleged injury over 17 minutes.

The morning after- no blood

Press conference- suddenly there is blood