Israel’s War on Facts and the Infographic Intifada

From fake news by official Israeli spokespeople to misleading Instagram infographics by purported pro-Palestinians accounts, both sides weaponized facts in this round of Gaza fighting

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The key48 post, reposetd by Diet Prada on Instagram.
The key48 post, reposetd by Diet Prada on Instagram.
Omer Benjakob
Omer Benjakob
Omer Benjakob
Omer Benjakob

The Israel Defense Forces spokesperson lied to international media two weeks ago. In what it later described as a mistake, the IDF announced – in English only – that it had begun a ground offensive in Gaza. The land invasion was imaginary, but it was part of a ploy to get Hamas fighters to go underground ahead of a very real aerial attack that night on Gaza’s system of subterranean tunnels. Though the IDF apologized, the incident was only one example of how the Israeli army weaponizes facts – especially in English – as part of its strategy. 

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