A policeman secures the area
around a shopping mall in Munich after a shooting rampage that killed
eight people, on July 22, 2016. (AFP photo)
Representative Cynthia McKinney has questioned Israel’s ties to recent
attacks in France and Germany, after an Israeli reporter managed to
capture both attacks as they were happening.
Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies,” the six-term
congresswoman from Georgia said in a tweet on Saturday.
journalist in question is Richard Gutjahr, who videotaped the truck
attack in Nice, France, that killed more than 80 people and injured
dozens more on July 14.
Eight days later, the reporter happened
to be on the site of another attack in Munich, Germany, where a shooting
rampage claimed nine lives.
“How likely is that? Remember the
Dancing Israelis?” McKinney asked, referring to reported Israeli
celebrations during the September 11, 2011, attacks in the US.
Former Democratic US Representative Cynthia McKinneyThe
former American lawmaker also posted a video, showing an article with
the headline: “Same Israeli photo-propagandist pre-positioned in Nice
AND NOW MUNICH.”
“The fact that this guy happened to be at both, there’s no way it’s a coincidence,” the narrator of the video said.
went on to talk about Gutjahr’s wife, a former Israeli Kensset member,
before concluding that “it’s 100 percent clear that Israel’s
fingerprints are all over these events.”
During the Nice attack,
Gutjahr filmed the whole incident from a balcony at the Westminster
Hotel, right next to the street where the French National Day
celebrations were being held.
also provided major Western media outlets with extensive reports about
the Munich attack, posting images and videos on his Twitter account.
Some of the tweets like the one showed above were deleted later on.
police chief Hubertus Andrae identified the gunman as an 18-year-old
German-Iranian man from Munich, who had no criminal record and whose
motive was “completely unclear.”