This footage is meant to show the evacuation of a man with a serious head injury, but it raises significant questions:
1) The “wound” does not produce anywhere near the amount of blood that would warrant the summons of an ambulance and the mad rush to evacuation.
2) Notice how the man with a head wound sits high and firm, rather than slumped.
3) The “rescuers” inexplicably rush the man back in front of the very Israeli position which is supposed to be the source of fire that caused the “injured” man’s wounds.
Note how the momentum of the initial action is paused about 10 seconds in, so that the actors don’t get ahead of themselves and the ambulance and cameras have a chance to line up the shot for maximum effect.
This scene contains all the elements of a promising Pallywood clip – the appearance of blood (but not anywhere near the kind of gore a real head wound would manifest and possibly repulse a Western audience,) a U.N. ambulance, frenzied screams of “Allahu Akhbar” by the “heroic rescuers” -and, of course, a large Palestinian flag – which is indispensable equipment for anyone helping to load a wounded man into an ambulance.
Following the original footage is an instant replay of the clip, paused at significant points for commentary by Richard Landes. The various oddities casting suspicion on the genuineness of this particular scene are highlighted.