Green Helmet Guy: Abdel Qader
Green Helmet Guy, the “rescue worker” who posed for photo ops with children’s bodies in Qana, is interviewed by Al Jazeera in Arabic, in a video clip at YouTube: Eye witness.
From Allison Kaplan Sommer, who provides this summary via an Arabic-speaking friend:
His name is Abdel Qader. He claims that they couldn’t reach the building before 8 am because of the conditions of the road and the danger of being hit by the Israeli airforce. His voice is girly and his clothes look impeccably clean!
UPDATE at 8/2/06 8:48:14 am:
Watch in the background at around the 1:20 mark, as rescue workers carrying a stretcher pause and set it on the ground, to allow photographers to get in position and take pictures.