Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Fake Video of Orthodox Jew Being Hit by Taxi Goes Viral [VIDEO]

The digitally created video has amassed over 1.5 million hits.

By: Graham Sigurdson

Published: June 16th, 2014 in News » World

A 5-second digitally created clip of an Orthodox Jew being struck by a taxi has proven popular on the website of the Arab newspaper Al Quds. As of writing, the video now has some 1.5 million views.

The video -again, digitally created- shows an Orthodox Jewish man making his way across a road and heading towards the camera. Just as he is about to reach the other side, a taxi speeds across the screen to send him flying.

Yossi Shahar, an Israeli, said he made the video using Adobe After Effects, posting it online to illustrate one of the variety of ways in which the program may be used. Shahar noted that he had made the video six months ago, and that the Al Quds website did not indicate to readers that the video was fake, nor did it give Shahar any credit.

Similarly, the video was posted on Al Quds’ Facebook page, with a note that the individual in the video was an Israeli “settler.”


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