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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Did the Nazi SS set up training camps to assist Jews travelling to Israel?

Context The context we are talking about is Nazi Germany before the final solution. At this point, Jews were legally and otherwise persecuted: Whoever could or did not want to emigrate faced an ...
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Did UNESCO pass 46 resolutions against Israel and 1 against any other country in one period?

UNWatch have their facts straight, but their interpretation can be debated. The number 46 seems correct. But whether the decisions are "against Israel", and whether this indicates an anti-Israeli bias ...
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Are there discriminatory laws against Israelis marrying Palestianians?

The claim is somewhere between being untrue to being misrepresenting. the TL;DR version: In Israel the only marriage possible is religious marriage, so you can't marry anyone you want. According to ...
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Are there discriminatory laws against Israelis marrying Palestianians?

The answer seems to be Yes, mostly. Note that I'm examining the claim: According to the 2003 Citizenship Law, citizens of Israel who marry Palestinians ... will not be granted residency or any ...
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Did a Hamas official claim that 50 of 62 fatalities in Gaza on 14 May 2018 were Hamas-affiliated?

You already have a reputable source for the claim in the CNN article that you provided. This claim has been repeated by different sources as well: Chicago Tribune: In an interview with Baladna TV, a ...
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Were 700000 Arab Palestinians forced out of their homes by Zionists?

They are referring to the 1948 Palestinian exodus. There are different estimates about the amount of people who left their homes, ranging from 539000 to 935000. Here is the estimate by the UN: The ...
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Did BBC change an article title about Israelis shooting dead a Palestinian in a hospital?

The BBC Middle East Twitter feed has a tweet Israelis shoot dead man in hospital: Undercover Israeli forces in disguises shoot dead a Palestinian and seize... http://bbc.in/20OZYdB with links to ...
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Did Jews "take over" 73% of their land from Palestinians?

Other answers took care of "in 1948 they took over 73% of it." I would like to address the "The Jews, [...] did in fact steal the land from the Palestinians. They actually bought and paid for at most ...

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