[October 16, 2023] In any war, there is always a parallel information war. This has been true since the beginning of time. Given our reliance on advanced technology, we can get information quickly. The question is how accurate is that information. In Israel’s war with Hamas, it is overwhelmingly clear that what we see coming from Hamas is often inaccurate because information is war.
The latest example is the AP story reporting that the IDF targeted a hospital in Gaza, killing as many as 500 Palestinians. The press jumped on this assertion (which turned out to be untrue) and spread it far and wide. AP has since recanted. I see here that this was a victory for Hamas in the information war. The first narrative is often the only one of value.
The New York Times first wrote in a headline, “Israeli Strike Kills Hundreds in Hospital, Palestinians Say.” The far-left press is quick to believe what Hamas tells them. I will again caution Western media that any information from Hamas – a radical terrorist organization – is highly suspect and should be verified before publication. Of course, our leftist press doesn’t care.
IDF spokesman RAdm. Daniel Hagari confirms that the Islamic Jihad is responsible for the rocket that hit the hospital in Gaza. His comments can be seen on X/Twitter here. Watch the video of the explosion here for yourself. Alas, for those enthralled by the Islamic terror ideology, nothing will convince them otherwise. Isn’t that the point?
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