Israel Breaking News Video: BBC Catches Hamas is Viral Lie Campaign

Israel Breaking News Video: BBC Catches Hamas is Viral Lie Campaign

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Graphic images are being shared on social media to show how people have been affected by the renewed tensions between Israel and the Arab Palestinians. 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. 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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Following high level security deliberations Tuesday morning Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided to expand the military operation in Gaza, including beginning preparations for a ground operation. The deliberations took place following a Monday night rocket barrage on Israel and the feeling in Jerusalem that Hamas is interested in escalation. No time limit was put on the operation but senior diplomatic officials said it could be „for a long time.”

Source: BBC

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