It has been more than a month since Israel launched its forceful ethnic cleansing campaign in Gaza in response to the Al-Aqsa Flood Operation initiated by the Palestinian resistance.
Since then, the occupying state has been repeating its fabrications and misinformation, not only to rationalise its actions in Gaza but also to garner global sympathy, painting itself as a victim while escalating attacks against innocent Palestinians.
Of particular concern are Israel’s justifications for targeting hospitals in Gaza, which are serving as shelters for displaced individuals, and its persistent efforts to depict Palestinian resistance fighters as terrorists – a narrative Israel amplified with its claims about all that had unfolded on 7 October.
After US President Joe Biden voiced his condemnation of Hamas for invading southern Israel and committing acts, including the alleged beheading of 40 babies, the shockwave through the public was extensive and understandable.
However, it was unfounded. In the aftermath of 7 October, first-hand accounts from witnesses provided a different version of events, one which did not shock those who closely follow the Palestine-Israel crisis. Israeli troops, they explained, desperate to contain the surprise incursion, inadvertently fired at their own citizens with heavy weaponry, causing numerous deaths from “friendly fire”.
Testimonies compiled by the Grayzone contradict Israel’s official account of events, with the occupation state withholding crucial details about the alleged atrocities committed by Hamas. Unverified claims circulated by Israel, including the gruesome accusation that Hamas beheaded 40 babies, were widely dismissed as propaganda designed to justify collective punishment against Gaza’s 2.2 million inhabitants.
This was confirmed by Haaretz’s report this weekend of the police investigation which found that a military helicopter that fired at the Palestinian resistance fighters also hit some revellers at the Nova Festival on 7 October.
Source : MEMO