Gaza Marriage Video Not What It Might Have Seemed

By • on August 3, 2009

The video that appeared to depict the mass marriage of Children in Gaza that was briefly posted here was not in fact what it seemed.  It has been brought to our attention that the children in the footage were not brides but participants in the ceremony.  We are now convinced that this explanation is correct and have therefore removed the clip.

Many thanks to Tim Marshall for clarifying the correct context of the footage.


By anonimo on August 4th, 2009 at 6:48 am

read haaretz:
In a show of strength in the face of deepening crisis in Gaza since Hamas took over in June, the organization sponsored a mass wedding last Thursday. The group ceremony brought together 100 grooms, who celebrated without their brides in observance of Islamic law.Hamas holds wedding ceremony for 100 grooms in Gaza – Haaretz …

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By Universalgeni on August 13th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Tim Marshall admits that he has no idea who the children are. He also have no knowledge about the ceremony, he says. He’s going back on his words. You can safely put up the video again. Link:

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By Hinda on August 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I do not put alot of credibility in Haaretz’s articles after meeting with the owner of Haaretz about 9 years ago in San Francisco. He stated that he was proud of his paper’s yellow journalism because that is what truly sells newspapers. His view was that Yassir Arafat was a wonderful propagandist in proving that if one tells a lie long enough it becomes believable. He learned this from his relative the ex-Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and great ally of Adolf Hitler, Haji al-Husseini, who was also a house guest of both Josef Goebbels and Hitler.

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By Peter Morris on September 30th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I’ve asked a guy I talk to on youtube who lives in Palestine if he can tell me what it was about and maybe translate what the little girl is saying.

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By M7MD on January 17th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I live in the westbank, ofcourse tim wouldn’t see the brides cause no strange man can do. Its their culture there, and that is why you wouldn’t see the original brides in the video.

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