posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 09:59 PM
So many times I have looked for this and I remember folks thinking that it was a 'stock' film on CNN and not the live reactions. But I can seem to
First the movieclip:
The movieclip itself
Now the information as to the validity,
Celebrations of the September 11, 2001 attacks
The September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack occasioned spontaneous outbreaks of public celebration in a number of Arab Muslim communities. Press and
television coverage of these celebrations were met with shock and outrage in the United States. Observers in other nations often contrasted them with
what they believe to be a justified distrust and antipathy to American hegemony.
There were reports of celebrations on the West Bank, and at the time there was an urban legend that the footage of some Palestinians celebrating the
attacks was faked, and that it was actually footage from the invasion of Kuwait. This was proven false shortly afterwards 
), and the media widely circulated that fact.
Photos of these Palestinian children were widely circulated shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Allegedly, they are celebrating the
attacks. German media analyzing the whole film highlighted that the surrounding area is relatively quiet, that the people celebrating only appear
briefly and then quickly disappear, and that a single person in a white T-shirt (shown here in the background) appears to have incited the children.
(Fair use of AP photo)However, the US media did not widely circulate European media reports (by the renowned German weeklies Der Spiegel and Stern, by
the German public TV magazine Panorama and by the Swedish Dagens Nyheter) that while the footage was indeed correctly dated, reporters had at least in
part staged the scene. One woman was quoted saying that she was offered a piece of pie for whooping it up in front of the camera. It is unclear
whether it was explained to the woman what she was supposedly celebrating.
Now it seems that one of the rumors has been proven false already, was it really old footage?
Claim: CNN used old footage to fake images of 'Palestinians dancing in the street' after the terrorist attack on the USA.
Reuters rejects as utterly baseless an allegation being circulated by e-mail and the Internet claiming that it circulated 10-year-old videotape to
illustrate Palestinians celebrating in the wake of the September 11 tragedies in the United States.
Reuters welcomes a statement by the Universidad Estatal de Campinas-Brasil (UNICAMP), one of whose students was the author of the original e-mail,
setting the record straight.
The videotape in question was shot in East Jerusalem by a Reuters camera crew on September 11 in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the United
States. The footage was broadcast by CNN and other subscribers to the Reuters video news service.
There is absolutely no truth to the information that is now distributed on the Internet that CNN used 10-year-old video when showing the celebrating
of some Palestinians in East Jerusalem after the terror attacks in the U.S. The video was shot that day by a Reuters camera crew. CNN is a client of
Reuters and like other clients, received the video and broadcast it. Reuters officials have publicly made the facts clear as well.
The allegation is false. The source of the allegation has withdrawn it and apologized. It was started by a Brazilian student who now says he
immediately posted a correction once he knew the information was not true. This is the statement by his university UNICAMP Universidad Estatal de
I would like to discuss wether you believe that it was true or not as I have posted both sides of the story.
If True = Reactions
If False = Reactions
Lets see how many believe or do not believe
[edit on 3-12-2004 by edsinger]