How accurate are images on social media of Gaza under attack? (#BBCtrending)

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

— Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany.

The Big Lie today:  Israel is an occupying Zionist entity that is out to steal “Palestinian” land and out for “Palestinian” blood.

The Truth:  Israel, a nation the size of New Jersey, is defending her citizens (Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze, Bahai, Greek Orthodox – you name the religion) against Islamic supremacists (Hamas) ruled by an ideology calling for the death of anything and anyone different from them.


  • Hamas has launched over 130 rockets from Gaza into Israel since midnight
  • The Iron Dome has intercepted rockets over Rishon Lezion
  • Hamas has claimed it fired rockets towards Haifa (in Northern Israel)
  • Herziliya Municipality has opened all public bomb shelters
  • Code red sirens are sounding in Jerusalem and Pardes Chana
  • three rockets have hit Beersheva
  • rockets have been fired at Eshkol Regional Council
  • Tel Aviv Municipality has published a GPS-based map of public bomb shelters.

BBC Warns – Gaza Photos Aren’t Really from Gaza
by Gil Ronen

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) published a short report Tuesday in which it warned that many of the graphic images that are being shared on social media, purporting to show destruction that the IDF is wreaking in Gaza, are not in fact photos from Operation Protective Edge.

“Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza,” the BBC wrote. “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.”




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