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Did Palestinians on social media decipher the "signals and gestures" that police used against protestors in Ferguson?

The Reverend Traci D. Blackmon stated the following in a recent interview for National Public Radio: when the young people went to the street in Ferguson and encountered military tanks and snipers ...
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Was there an "understanding between King Abdullah and the Jewish Agency to partition Palestine between themselves"?

According to Avi Shlaim's "The Debate about 1948", p. 293 If Bevin was guilty of conspiring to unleash the Arab Legion, his target was not the Jews but the Palestinians. The prospect of a ...
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Did Jamal Husseini say "The blood will flow like rivers in the Middle East"?

On page 50 of his 2008 book 1948: A History of the First Arab–Israeli War, Benny Morris wrote: The Arab reaction was just as predictable: “The blood will flow like rivers in the Middle East,” ...
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Did UK NHS nurses mistreat a Jewish boy because they "supported Palestine"?

Claim: A 9 year old boy with blood disorder was mistreated at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (the way I interpreted the claim was that he was actually denied treatment and made to lie on the ...
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Were the entrails of the victims of the 2000 Ramallah lynching held aloft by mob members?

In the 2000 Ramallah lynching two Israeli reservists were killed and their bodies mutilated. Warning: The images linked below are disturbing and not safe for work. An image included in a 2020 Quora ...
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Did Primo Levi say "Everybody is somebody’s Jew. And today the Palestinians are the Jews of the Israelis"?

I first read the quote in "Butler Trouble: Zionism, Excommunication, and the Reception of Judith Butler's Work on Israel/Palestine" "Everybody is somebody’s Jew. And today the ...
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Was 2023 already the 'deadliest year' for Palestinian children by October 6th?

The New Arab published a news article titled "2023 is 'deadliest year' for Palestinian children say human rights groups" on the 6th of October. Is this claim true? In August, Human Rights ...
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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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Was there a study of Palestinian public opinion related to the impact of videos from Hamas' October 7th attack on Israel?

A recent Frontline investigation called "Israel's Second Front" includes an interview with political scientist Khalil Shikaki. Shortly after the 9:30 mark of the overall episode, Dr. Shikaki ...
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After Israel's invasion, are 90% (1.9 million) Gazans now displaced and homeless?

I came across this claim in this tweet that says, "90% of Palestinians in Gaza are now displaced and homeless, that's over 1.9 million people! ...". Searching for it online, the first result ...
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Is this quote/poem by Mahmoud Darwish? "if they ask you about Gaza.."

A quote about Gaza has become a meme on social media: And if they ask you about Gaza, tell them that it has a martyr, a martyr helps him, a martyr takes pictures of him, a martyr bids him farewell, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are the media headline claims, implying that Smotrich's Palestinian statement was false, justified?

A Google search (2023-03-22) for "Smotrich" occurring within the past week produces: Bezalel Smotrich - Wikipedia Top stories: CNN - Israeli minister says there's 'no such thing as a ...
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Are some of Hamas current and former leaders billionaires?

On June 2, 2021, the Israeli Channel 13 aired a segment entitled Parties, lavish houses, and fancy cars: lifestyles of the children of Hamas leaders, in which the following claims were presented: ...
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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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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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Do more Israelis die from peanut allergies than Palestinian conflict?

In his 2010 song 'Terrorist' the artist Lowkey asserts: It seems nuts, how could there be such agony? When more Israelis die from peanut allergies In the context of the song, he seems to be claiming ...
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Did a Hamas official claim that 50 of 62 fatalities in Gaza on 14 May 2018 were Hamas-affiliated?

We have in, e.g. this CNN article the following quote of Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil: "In the last round [of demonstrations] 62 people were martyred; 50 of them are from Hamas and 12 from the ...
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Did Ben Gurion say this about conquering Palestinian land?

I'm watching a video about the Israel/Palestine situation (supposedly from a reputable source), yet the video so far seem filled with inaccuracies and bias. For the record I'm not a member of either ...
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Were there 600 millionaires in Gaza in 2014?

In 2014, The Algemeiner reported: Pan-Arab London based paper, Asharq al Awsat, which is considered a reliable media outlet, recently ran a story saying there are 600 millionaires in Gaza. The ...
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Were 700000 Arab Palestinians forced out of their homes by Zionists?

Foreign policy says: In the course of the war that ensued, Israel implemented a policy of ethnic cleansing. 700,000 Arab Palestinians were either forced from their homes or fled out of fear of ...
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Did BBC change an article title about Israelis shooting dead a Palestinian in a hospital?

In 12 November 2015, Israeli agents disguised as Arabs escorting a woman in labor, raided a hospital in Hebron, West Bank, seized a Palestinian suspected of stabbing and shot dead his cousin. The dead ...
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Did Haj Amin al-Husseini tell Hitler to exterminate the Jews?

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu recently made the following claim: “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to ...
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Did Palestinians from the PA with family reunification based IDs engage in terror activities, pre-2003?

While answering this Q, I ran into the following claim by Israeli government, cited by a Haaretz article "Gov't seeks to extend order that can curb Arab family reunification" ... on the grounds of "...
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Who fired the rocket that hit al-Shifa Hospital and playground in Gaza on July 28, 2014?

There are conflicting claims of who was responsible for a rocket attack on an outpatient clinic at the al-Shifa hospital and a nearby playground in Gaza on July 28, 2014 The Israeli Defence Force ...
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Are these quotes by Malcom X, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict correct?

I've seen this image on Facebook, often these image macros are just made up, or misattributed quotes, what about in this case? Image content: #Free Palestine The Zionist argument to justify Israel's ...
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Does this video show a sniper shooting a Palestinian?

In this troubling [not suitable for all audiences] video, you see a young man being shot. There were many claims on Reddit that it was fake, and then claims that it was real. Is there a way to know ...
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Did Jews "take over" 73% of their land from Palestinians?

I found an article by Matt Giwer saying that the cause of the Israeli-Arab war is that The Jews, [...] did in fact steal the land from the Palestinians. They actually bought and paid for at most 9% ...
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