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Are Hamas' Qassam rockets not very destructive?

Qassam rockets are essentially untargeted, flying improvised explosive devices (IEDs). As such, the objective is not to precisely hit a military target, but to strike terror in the civilian population ...
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Is there "video evidence that [Palestinians] deliberately avoided targeting women and children" during the Oct 7 attacks on Israel?

There is clear evidence that the terrorists attacking Israel on Oct 7th were deliberately targeting civilians and civilian population centers. There are plenty of video evidence of them targeting, ...
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Did Netanyahu express support of Hamas in 2019?

Yes, certainly This isn't a hidden point in Israeli media, Times of Israel According to various reports, Netanyahu made a similar point at a Likud faction meeting in early 2019, when he was quoted ...
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Did the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army say this about human trafficking?

The first part of the quote is actually from General Golan. Here is a slightly different translation: If there is one thing that is scary in remembering the Holocaust, it is noticing horrific ...
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Has Israel used banned weapons against the population of Palestine?

This graphics is a mess, but is partially correct. Wikipedia says about DIME has a relatively small but effective blast radius It is intended to limit the distance at which the explosion causes ...
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Did Ben Gurion say this about conquering Palestinian land?

TL;DR: The words of this out of context quote are correct, the origin for this quote in terms of authorship are correct, the origin in terms of attributed time are not correct. Both, misattribution of ...
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Are the numbers on this Arab-Jew ethnic cleansing meme accurate?

Wikipedia's article on Jewish exodus from the Muslim world, sourced mostly to the 2000 Encyclopedia of World History for 1948, and to the Jewish Virtual Library for "now", gives very similar ...
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Did Netanyahu say "We will turn Gaza into a deserted island" in early October 2023?

No, he did not. The full speech in Hebrew is available at the Israel PM YouTube channel. As it is in Hebrew, some inaccuracies with translations are possible and I couldn't find an official ...
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Did Nelson Mandela directly compare or accuse Israel of apartheid?

The most often attributed quote in this context that I could find is: Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. However, ...
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Did Netanyahu say (apparently in 2001) "I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"?

Yes, he did say it. In this video, uploaded in 2011, he is seen talking to a kid in his home and claiming that he stopped the Oslo accords by interpreting the wording in a way favorable to Israel (...
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Did Hitler support zionism?

Wiktionary support, verb: To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid. To help, particularly financially. Although there is evidence that Hitler agreed to (perhaps initiated) a ...
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Do more Israelis die from peanut allergies than Palestinian conflict?

No, Israelis don't die from peanut allergies at all, and considerably fewer people die from food-related allergies than from terror attacks. it's a very distasteful and cynical argument. There is no ...
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Did UNESCO pass 46 resolutions against Israel and 1 against any other country in one period?

Short answer This is a very subjective way of classifying UNESCO resolutions. No resolution is officially against any country and the count of '46' is pretty dishonest as it considers resolutions and ...
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Did a lawyer representing the Charlottesville flamethrower man say to kill little babies?

According to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, yes he did. There is no direct video evidence that Mr. Shabazz said the lines in question, but positions previously ...
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Are Hamas' Qassam rockets not very destructive?

tldr: I think the question and tim's answer are both partly flawed. In this answer I attempt to explain why it's impossible to have an objective and reliable answer to this question. The first problem ...
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Was the Jewish flag one of only two flags allowed in Nazi Germany?

No in 1935 Hitler passed a law banning any flag being displayed except the swastika and the blue and white Zionist flag, which is pretty amazing This is obviously false. There was never a time in ...
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Were babies found with their heads decapitated in Israel after the Hamas attack?

Yes. Dr. Naama Samet Rubinstein, an oral surgeon who have been volunteering at the morgue to identify bodies, says in a video interview: I've seen babies that were beheaded. I've seen babies that ...
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Did Hamas kill Israeli babies during the October 7 2023 attacks on Israel?

Yes. Second Edit: As of Jan. 30th, the youngest victim is less than a day old unnamed girl, the daughter of Tripi and S. Abu Rashed, from Abu Karinat bedouin tribe. S. (the mother) was shot by Hamas ...
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Does this clip show Israeli Apache helicopters shooting their own citizens on Oct 7?

The footage hasn't recently emerged as the tweet claims, but is available since at least Oct 9th with the description: Israeli AH-64 Apache attack helicopters engage Hamas militants with 30mm chain ...
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Were babies found with their heads decapitated in Israel after the Hamas attack?

tl;dr: The CNN claim, now walked back seems to have been due to Israeli West-Bank settler leader, propagated by i24 news, and baseless. But there is some newer, inconclusive, evidence to consider. ...
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Did “thousands of Gazan citizens” join the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel?

Gazan Civilians did join the attack, took part in looting and at least in some of the violence. It would be hard to determine the exact number and in some cases to differentiate them from militants. ...
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Are the British to blame for Israel's stray cat problem?

No, cats have been in Israel from at least 6000 BCE, and the land of Israel has had considerable connections with Egypt, where cats were worshiped. From Cats in Ancient Jewish Society by Joshua ...
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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?

This case is far from proven to the end. No proof she was shot, and that it was from close range, or that it was intentional. Finding a dead body in a place where intense fire exchanges took place ...
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Are the numbers on this Arab-Jew ethnic cleansing meme accurate?

This question literally has its own Wikipedia page. To sum that up: Jewish exodus from Muslim countries happened in several stages The exodus was not just towards Israel, but also towards the USA and ...
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Did the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army say this about human trafficking?

Here is the speech, which I can understand as I speak Hebrew. My personal translation from 0:41 to 1:10: If there is something that frightens me about the memory of the Holocaust, it is the ...
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Does this clip show Israeli Apache helicopters shooting their own citizens on Oct 7?

The video was contextualized in a Ynet article. https://www.ynet.co.il/news/article/b111niukzt After the pilots realized that there was tremendous difficulty in distinguishing within the occupied ...
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Does the US operate 400-metre tall towers/antennas in Israel?

No, the American are operating a Radar that is located in Har Qeren, the 400 meter antennas are operated by Israel. From a 2008 article talking about the detection devices that will be built. It's ...
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Did Ariel Sharon say that the Jewish people control America?

No, Sharon never said this. This is a fabricated quote. Kol Yisrael political correspondent Yoni Ben-Menachem, who reports on Cabinet meetings, confirmed to CAMERA that he never made such a ...
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Is this infographic about Palestinian loss of land since 1947 accurate?

The maps have problems and many inaccuracies. In the first map, the green area is described as "Palestinian land". Before 1947 the term "Palestinian" referred to any inhabitant of ...
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Did a soldier who confirmed babies decapitated by Hamas previously call for "wiping out entire Palestinian villages"?

Yes. The radio station Jerusalem 24 reported this in an article on Feb. 27th, 2023: In a now-deleted tweet, Deputy Chairman of the Settlers Council in the Central West Bank David Ben Zion proclaimed ...
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