Christian hospital targeted, killing over 500 – and fake news about source of missile was amplified by UK ‘mainstream’ media
After a missile attack on a Christian-run hospital killed more than five hundred civilians and hospital staff, the Israeli propaganda machine quickly claimed that the missile had been launched by Palestinian group Hamas – and that claim was echoed and amplified by UK broadcasters.
But as journalist Dan Cohen has pointed out, Hananya Naftali, a staffer to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, was a bit too quick for the Israeli spin machine – and boasted of Israel’s attack on the hospital and the ‘terrorists’ it had killed:
Naftali quickly deleted the tweet and replaced it with one blaming Hamas:
The Christian-run Al-Ahli hospital targeted by Israel has been operating for 141 years and was founded by the Church of England’s Church Mission Society. Civilians were massed in its courtyard in the forlorn hope that Israel would respect international law by not attacking a hospital. The latest attack must be added to the burgeoning list of war crimes by the apartheid Netanyahu regime. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has condemned the Israeli attack as a ‘massacre’, tweeting:
We are horrified by the recent Israeli bombing of Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, which was treating patients and hosting displaced Gazans. Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed.
Israel has also tried to blame a deadly attack on a road full of fleeing refugees on Hamas, despite reports that it was an Israeli air strike. The propaganda machine is in full swing, but slipped this evening – and shame on those UK broadcasters and press that amplified the lie.
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