The situations seems a bit confused. Confusing? Intentionally so? Or not.
Was it a car bombing at a funeral? Or mortar fire as originally claimed ?
Or an entirely fabricated incident, created with altered photos and footage from other opposition activities?
This was published by Ynet - 07.01.12, 00:52 Israel News
In the single most serious incident, mortar fire killed 30 civilians who were attending a funeral in the town of Zamalka, six miles east of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights said.
The Observatory did not give any further details on the Zamalka incident but published two videos from people on the ground.
The first showed several dozen people, mostly men waving Syrian revolutionary flags and shouting slogans as they accompanied the funeral cortege, when the picture was interrupted by an explosion.
Funeral attack in Syria-claims by euronews-en
The second, which could not be confirmed as being shot at the same scene, showed people running away from a cloud of dust that gradually dissipated to show numerous bodies lying on the ground. ( Does Ynet not find this credible? )
I think the above video shows the two clips together, but, I don't know?
There is also this one
Then as mentioned by Marie, the same town, a funeral procession but 85 dead and a car bombing.
30 dead from mortar fire? 85 dead from a car bombing? At the same funeral procession in the same town?
At least 85 people were killed when a car bomb exploded during a funeral procession Saturday evening in the Syrian town of Zamalka, activists and human rights groups said.
Hazy video clouded by dust in the first moments after the explosion showed dozens of mangled bodies lying on the road and the stretcher carrying Halabi's body on the ground nearby.
Although protests and funeral processions have been attacked with gunfire and shelling, activists said it was the first time they could recall a bomb targeting such a gathering.
No one claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, but Abu Omar laid the blame on government forces.
Firemen at the scene of two huge bomb explosions outside the Palace of Justice in Central Damascus on June 28/12.
There was a car bombing in Damascus outside of the Palace of Justice just a few days ago.
A strong explosion has blown up several cars in the Palace of Justice parking lot, next door to the compound that houses several courts in Syria’s capital Damascus.
The Justice Palace is close to the ministry of interior. Witnesses said that three cars rigged with improvised explosive devices hit the area. The three blasted cars, known to be judges’ vehicles, were charred black.
Some articles have a total of 85 dead over the past few days.
It is almost as if the "activists" are creating a narrative by combining footage from the earlier car bombing & a funeral process they (the activist crowd) likely created and attacked ( like a low budget movie) to promote a narrative of wanton killing and destruction by the Syrian military/government.
Timed to coincide, of course,with the fact that the outcome in Geneva was not the one hoped for.
Syrian opposition rejects new international plan allowing Assad role in political transition
Syria's main opposition groups rejected on Sunday a new international plan that calls for a transitional government because the compromise agreement did not bar President Bashar Assad from participating. Their reaction held out little hope for an end to more than 15 months of carnage ....
It has always been all or nothing with the NATO created opposition crowd
So would the opposition fabricate an event, which would then be reported on by the mainstream media?
It has happened previously. Why not now?
One more article here.
Right now I am leaning to this incident, not being what the Syrian Observatory for human rights is presenting it as. There have been far too many videos and photos that from the activist crowd that never seem to support that which they have claimed.
UPDATE!! - From Fitzhenry Mac at Images that Lie
I requested some assistance from Fitzhenry and he outdid himself. It looks as if the above photo has been altered and used on a few different occasions to present different narratives.
Worth taking a look at!