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Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a parliamentary democracy in the Middle East, on the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest, and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south. In its Basic Laws Israel defines itself as a Jewish and Democratic State.

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Have dozens of Palestinian Authority officials committed terror attacks against Israelis "in the past few months" (2023-2024)?

A February 25 Fox News article has extensive quotes and paraphrases from an interview with Prof. Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, who among other things ...
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How much compensation has been paid to Arabs who lost property in Israel?

The Israel-advocacy website CAMERA claims the following. Arabs who lost property in Israel are eligible to file for compensation from Israel’s Custodian of Absentee Property. As of the end of 1993, a ...
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Was one of the victims in the recent Israeli hospital raid in a coma?

A few days ago, Israeli armed personnel (dressed perfidiously as medical staff) assassinated three Palestinian militants being treated at a hospital in the West Bank. There are widespread reports, ...
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Was Yahya Sinwar treated by a Jewish oncologist?

In Sam Harris' recent podcast (timestamp 40:45), he claims the following. Most people don’t realize that the current head of Hamas, Sinwar, was cured of brain cancer, while in an Israeli prison. The ...
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Does Israel (the IDF or Israeli Intelligence) now use the Gaza Ministry of Health's casualty numbers?

According to Ryan Grim on Counter Points, "LIVE TV: CNN Catches IDF War Crime" +972, an Israeli news organization is reporting, Israeli intelligence is now using the Gaza Ministry of Health ...
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Did an Israeli child recounting his experiences detained as "fun"?

In a popular video (since removed LinkedIn), a child is recounting their time as a "hostage" and says "it was fun". An Israeli later says Each of the five hostages in her group ...
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Did Menachem Begin say "I am a former terrorist"?

There are a lot information about Menachem Begin on Wikipedia page but when I change the language of same page of Wikipedia into Persian there is a line that has not been mentioned in English version. ...
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Does this video show an Israeli officer saying that Hamas is not who killed, raped, slaughtered and beheaded?

This tweet-video has been published for more than a month. The behavior of social media and search engines is very suspicious because I couldn't find this video anywhere else, except in the Arabic-...
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Does Tweeting "from the river to the sea" result in a suspension from Twitter?

As reported by Jewish Press, Musk first Tweeted, Yes, “decolonization” necessarily implies a Jewish genocide, thus it is unacceptable to any reasonable person Musk since clarified with As I said ...
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Was Defense of Children International Palestine declared a terrorist organization?

According to this CNN interview with Josh Paul, a now resigned, former director at US Department of State, I was part of the human rights vetting process for arms going to Israel. A charity called ...
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Did Netanyahu say (apparently in 2001) "I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"?

There are a few sources claiming he said this ("I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"), but all of those I found are rather left-wing. E.g. a 2012 opinion piece in Haaretz or a piece in ...
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Did Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar state he aims to remove all people from Israel?

German tagesschau quotes Israeli journalist Ehud Yaari about Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza: Das erklärte Ziel Sinwars sei es, alle Menschen in Israel entweder zu töten oder zu vertreiben. ...
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Was Israa Jaabis tortured or subjected to mutilation?

A video (graphicy content and heartbreaking) was posted on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter) showing a Palestinian woman who freed in the recent Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange. The user (and ...
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Does the US operate 400-metre tall towers/antennas in Israel?

Wikipedia had this claim up for about 15 years: Dimona Radar Facility (Hebrew: מתקן המכ"ם בדימונה) is a radar facility near Dimona, Israel, owned and operated by the United States. The Dimona ...
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Did Stuart Seldowitz work as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs?

According to this New York Post article, former White House official Stuart Seldowitz said, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,” the bigot identified by internet sleuths as ...
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Does a study claim that there is a lack of organized rape by the Israeli Defence Forces for political motives?

A December 2007 article in Israel National News claims: A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to ...
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Were the weapons shown in Gaza hospitals really left there by Hamas? [closed]

The IDF has released videos of weapons they claim were left in Gaza hospitals Rantisi and al-Shifa by Hamas members, to prove Hamas used these protected institutions for military purposes, rendering ...
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In 2015, did the Israeli Defence Force execute an elderly Palestinian woman, Ghalia Abu Reida, after taking a picture with her?

[Warning: The links below contain distressing images of the result of violence.] X/Twitter account @HoyPalestina posted a tweet on 15 November 2023, claiming: In 2015, Israeli army spokesman Avichai ...
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Does an Arrow 3 cost more than 10 times less than its closest US equivalent (SM-3 Block IIA)?

According to the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, an Arrow 3 costs $2,200,000, while a Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA costs $36,387,000. Both of these are 21 inch (fit in that tube diameter) ...
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Was the Israeli interception of a missile (from Yemen) recently "the first combat ever to take place in space", 62 miles high?

Claim in The Telegraph on Nov 5: Israel this week used its Arrow missile-defence system to shoot down a ballistic missile outside of Earth’s atmosphere, in what is believed to be the first combat ...
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Did Netanyahu express support of Hamas in 2019?

When discussing the ongoing Israel/Hamas war, the following quotes occasionally come up. Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and ...
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Is there "video evidence that [Palestinians] deliberately avoided targeting women and children" during the Oct 7 attacks on Israel? [closed]

Forward, an American Jewish newspaper, reports that Queens College, City of New York University had a Muslim student group posting Instagram stories defending Palestinian/Hamas attacks on Israel on ...
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Does this clip show Israeli Apache helicopters shooting their own citizens on Oct 7?

A Tweet in French with some 200K+ views (and some thousands of likes/retweets) claims Des images inédites ont fuité où ont voit des hélicoptères israéliens Apache bombarder ces propres concitoyens ...
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Were most of the people killed by Hamas on October 7 Israeli soldiers (at some point)?

In this clip by Richard Medhurst he says, Israel published a list of 1,400 causalities killed on October 7th and it turns out most of them are soldiers. Their ranks are listed right along side their ...
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Is this footage of pro-Palestinian protesters in Algeria recent?

The Persian-language newspaper, Ettelat published a story a few days ago claiming the Algerian parliament has ratified a bill to allow the president to use military action against Israel. This appears ...
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Does TikTok "shadow ban" pro-Israeli content?

According to one influencer interviewed on Fox News, TikTok makes it difficult to post pro-Israeli content. She alleges that such posts don't get publicly displayed but that she has to manually send ...
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Does this video show Israeli police brutalizing anti-Zionist Jews? [closed]

[Caution: Attached video portrays moderate violence by police.] According to this tweet by the Quds News Network Israeli police on Wednesday raided the anti-Zionist Jewish neighborhood in occupied #...
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Were multiple Israeli children found decapitated by Hamas on the same location and responders were trying to figure out which head belonged to whom?

According to Eli Beer [interviewed on TBN], after the Hamas attack on Oct 7, Israeli first responders ran into a scene where multiple children had been decapitated on same location and "we were ...
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Did Hamas bake a baby to death in an oven?

A new report has emerged of Hamas baking a baby in an oven. [NSFL images at link] (Video of the Eli Beer speech referenced in the Tweet embedded in that previous article.) This has also, of course, ...
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Did “thousands of Gazan citizens” join the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel?

One of the survivors of the Hamas music festival attack on the 7th of October 2023 has claimed the following: When I say “terrorist”, I am including not only Hamas but also the thousands of Gazan ...
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Did the Arabic IDF page on Facebook say "it was decided to bomb the Baptist Hospital in Gaza and give them euthanasia death"?

From Lowkey, The translation reads, Due to the lack of medical equipment and the lack of a medical staff, it was decided to bomb the Baptist Hospital in Gaza and give them euthanasia death Was this ...
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Did Hamas release a video of a doll "accidentally" masquerading as a dead child in Gaza?

The Twitter account of Israel (MFA) has [archive link, the original tweet was deleted] this slightly odd claim: Hamas accidentally posted a video of a doll (yes a doll) suggesting that it was a part ...
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Were some of the hostages taken by Hamas killed in cross-fire by Israeli forces?

In this widely watched interview with Middle East Eye, Yasmin Porat describes being kidnapped from a kibbutz by Hamas (translation provided by Middle East Eye): Yasmin Porat: We shouted at that point ...
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Was a photo of a burned Israeli baby's corpse generated by AI?

Shortly after the 7 October 2023 Hamas-led attack on Israel, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, released some photos, including that purporting to be a baby's charred corpse. WARNING: ...
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Did Hamas kill Israeli babies during the October 7 2023 attacks on Israel?

In another question, the topic of whether babies were beheaded in the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel is addressed. Putting aside the specific claims of beheadings, allegedly some accounts are ...
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Did a soldier who confirmed babies decapitated by Hamas previously call for "wiping out entire Palestinian villages"?

According to Anandolu Agensi [Oct, 12]: To this day, only one soldier has said he saw babies were beheaded. David Ben Zion of Unit 71, an extremist settler who earlier this year called for “wiping ...
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Did Russian instructors help Hamas in the 2023 attacks against Israel?

Gulag.net, a Russian anti-establishment website, posted a video "Прикрывайте!Прикрывайте!" Среди нападавших на Израиль были русскоговорящие инструкторы. ЧВК Вагнер?, which translates to '&...
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Were babies found with their heads decapitated in Israel after the Hamas attack?

According to this tweet by CNN, The Israel Prime Minister spokesman just confirmed babies and toddlers were found with their "heads decapitated" in Kfar Aza in southern Israel after Hamas ...
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Did Netanyahu say "We will turn Gaza into a deserted island" in early October 2023?

According to a October 7, 2023 Al-Jazeera article, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “We will take mighty vengeance for this black day,” the Israeli leader said in a televised address. “...
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Is this infographic about Palestinian loss of land since 1947 accurate? [duplicate]

I've come across this infographic a few times on social media, most recently in this widely shared Facebook post: Here is a larger version of the infographic: Are the borders in it largely accurate?
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Is Israel exporting 100s-of-Millions, or Billions, USD of arms per year?

A multi-annual chart on the "trading economies website suggests Israeli arms exports have a "total insurable value" of hundreds of millions of USD per year. However, this story on the ...
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Did China receive blue prints of the IAI Lavi jet from Israel?

On the Internet, it is frequently found that the Chinese J-10 fighter jet evolved from the Israeli IAI Lavi project in that either China obtained the blueprints or received direct technical assistance ...
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Are the British to blame for Israel's stray cat problem? [closed]

Stray cats are extremely common in Israel and there is a common urban legend that they were imported by the British during the mandate period to combat a rat problem. For example, you can see this ...
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Is this data about COVID Vaccination breakthrough infections from the Israeli government?

I've been seeing this infographic circulating lately in private WhatsApp groups, and also on Twitter 1, 2. It has also been retweeted by Ivory Hecker who has 100k twitter followers and 173k Instagram ...
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Did Iranian state TV say that the drone attack on the tanker in July 2021 was in retaliation for an Israeli strike?

CNN claimed that the Iranian state media has taken credit for a deadly drone attack on a tanker connected to a "Israeli billionaire" going so far as to say it was "retaliation" for ...
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Has Israel used banned weapons against the population of Palestine?

According to this graphic from the Facebook group zionistlies, The Israeli army uses 3 internationally banned weapons in its military aggression against the unarmed civilian population of Palestine. ...
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Did Nelson Mandela directly compare or accuse Israel of apartheid?

The question can be split into 2 parts: Did he compare Israel to apartheid as an analogy? Did he directly accuse Israel of the crime of apartheid? Currently, the only mention of "Nelson Mandela&...
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Does Hamas prevent construction material from reaching Palestinians?

Recently, with the situation in Gaza worsening again and many buildings being destroyed, the lack of construction material to aid in rebuilding has been brought up again. The IDF claims, on their ...
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Are Hamas' Qassam rockets not very destructive?

Recently there was this answer on Politics.SE, which quotes extensively from Norman Finkelstein's book, Gaza: An Inquest Into its Martyrdom. In particular, there was deep disagreement from this quote ...
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Is information about Israel/Palestine in this infographic accurate?

I found this infographic shared on Twitter: https://www.visualizingpalestine.org/visuals/identity-crisis-the-israeli-id-system#&gid=1&pid=1 The infographic depicts the different status of the ...
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