Another video shows a group of gunmen in Syria supposedly capturing a government soldier strolling through scrub. They theatrically surround him without interest or concern and march him to a nearby auto.
Other videos seem unstaged, including a video that shows a moving tank exploding into fragments when its on-board ammunition is detonated by an anti-tank weapon.
Jihadi groups in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Arab groups fighting Israel, have produced many staged videos and press events.
Several online videos show this so-called “Pallywood” — a play on “Palestinian” and “Hollywood” — production process in action, complete with faked wounds and faked shooting scenes.
In one egregious example of Pallywood fakery, an Israel drone recorded a mock funeral in 2002 where the supposedly dead man climbs back into his coffin after his pall-bearers stumble and drop him.