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Did smiling, female Israeli soldiers pose with "We kill Children" placards during Gaza War?

TL;DR: No, the image is photo-shopped. This is shown by: Finding an earlier published image which is extremely similar, aside from the content of the placard being Israeli flag (star of David) ...
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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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Did Jews "take over" 73% of their land from Palestinians?

In 1947, the United Nations voted to partition British Palestine Mandate territory, by allotting 55% to the Jewish population and 45% to the Arab population.(1). The Palestinian Arabs and surrounding ...
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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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Did Jews "take over" 73% of their land from Palestinians?

Did Zionists “take over” 73% of their land from Palestinians? "Take over" is a bit vague, and subject to interpretation. The situation is muddled enough that it is not really valid to say &...
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Did Snowden reveal that ISIS is a USA-Israel tactic?

The report you cite makes reference to an operation called "The Hornet's Nest". However I was not able to find any reference to an operation by that name. No mention of a “hornet’s nest” plot can ...
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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 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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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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Did David Attenborough say that Israelis are more cruel than any animal?

An anonymous person wrote a comment on July 21, 2014 on PressTV.ir that uses David Attenborough name. That comment was strongly upvoted and people made Facebook memes out of it. Given that social ...
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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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Is Israel the only "Free and Democratic" country in the Middle East?

To answer this controversial question, data will be used from Freedom House, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and ...
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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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Are there discriminatory laws against Israelis marrying Palestianians?

Let's address the claim piece by piece, in context: While the world celebrates gay marriage victory: Well, at least parts of the world other than Palestine, whether it be Gaza (where you ...
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Is this map of Israel-occupied territory accurate?

The maps from the original question are incorrect on the points that Sklivvz points out in his excellent answer, but correct on many important parts. The greatest fault of the original map is the lack ...
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Did Snowden reveal that ISIS is a USA-Israel tactic?

Wikileaks, which is closely associated with Snowden, states that the story is false: Ground zero for false "Snowden docs show ISIS leader trained by Mossad" story goes back to last month in ...
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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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Is Israel the only "Free and Democratic" country in the Middle East?

georgechalhoub, in his answer, has discussed one particular perspective on this issue. I will provide a quick summary of it below (for the sake of collecting information into one answer - for more ...
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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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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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Has the US given more aid to the average Israeli citizen than the average American citizen?

The claim is 100% false Summary US spent - using the most low possible definition (welfare spending only) $2000 per person per year in 2010. US aid to Israel was $45/person/year before 1970 US aid ...
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Is McDonald's supporting Israel?

McDonald's Israel (distinct from McDonald's Corporate) supports Israel in the sense that it pays taxes and is a corporate citizen on the ground. Beyond that, it has not taken actions that could be ...
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Did early Hamas receive some support from Israel?

An unclassified report of the French DGSE (the equivalent of CIA) dated April 2002 deals with Hamas creation. Israelians encouraged Hamas as a religious opponent to PLO (« les Israéliens encouragent ...
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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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Did a lawyer representing the Charlottesville flamethrower man say to kill little babies?

Both the ADL and the SPLC report that he said this: "Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!" — Speech during protest of ...
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Are the British to blame for Israel's stray cat problem?

The other answers have shown that cats have been in (now) Israel for thousands of years. The extended claim of British importing cats in the ~1930s to deal with a rat problem appears to be an urban ...
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Did the ban on Israeli travellers postdate the construction of Israeli settlements which displaced Palestinians?

Wikipedia has a handy map of countries that have ever recognized Israel: The Muslim-majority dark-pink countries (such as Saudi Arabia) have never recognized Israel and never accepted Israeli ...
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