Trading Shots, Trading Snapshots


Every photograph tells the truth. The question is which truth it tells. The story that Shalhevet Pass's final baby picture told was ghastly. After the 10-month-old girl was shot in the head by a Palestinian sniper in the West Bank city of Hebron last week, the Israeli Foreign Ministry disseminated the picture to the media, with her parents' consent and the rationalization of putting a face to Palestinian violence. She lies on her side, her dead eyes half-open, her blackened lips slack. A trickle of blood beneath her head stains her cheerfully patterned sheets. The photo is intimate, scrapbook-like; you do...

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