Agence France Presse
, the French wire service, has trouble passing up on a juicy story, however unsubstantiated and flimsy, accusing Israel of wrongdoing. Three years ago, the influential news agency refused to clarify
the unsubstantiated allegation that an Israeli soldier ran over a Palestinian worker with a construction vehicle.
Most recently, this week AFP posted a brief video
("Gaza village floods after Israel opens dam gates") claiming that Israel has deliberately flooded Gaza by opening dams. In fact, Israel has no dams that can be opened in southern Israel. For updates on AFP's lies, click here