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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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Are these quotes by Malcom X, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict correct?

MALCOLM X In short the zionist argument to justify Israel's present occupation of Arab Palestine has no intelligent or legal basis in history. Status: correct. This quote is extracted from "...
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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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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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Are some of Hamas current and former leaders billionaires?

As far as I can tell the only source named making claims such as these is Moshe Elad, who is identified only as a "lecturer at Western Galilee College and at Galil International Management School&...
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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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Were there 600 millionaires in Gaza in 2014?

No, there are more than 600 millionaires. According to Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf, as of 2014, there were 1,700 Hamas millionaires in Gaza. See also the 2013 article Gaza's New Millionaires How ...
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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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Did Haj Amin al-Husseini tell Hitler to exterminate the Jews?

Husseini didn't tell Hitler to exterminate the Jews, and the issue wasn't discussed at all in their meeting. The full record of the conversation is available in Documents on German Foreign Policy 1918-...
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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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Are Hamas' Qassam rockets not very destructive?

I spent some time creating some statistics so that one can judge for themselves how destructive Hamas's rocket barrages are. Fatality rates Statistics of the number of people killed in Israel by ...
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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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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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Who fired the rocket that hit al-Shifa Hospital and playground in Gaza on July 28, 2014?

We have a few sides to this story: Israeli citizens The Israeli Army (IDF) The Gazan citizens Hamas, the rulers of Gaza Independent journalists who are not Israeli or Gazan The location in question ...
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Did Palestinians from the PA with family reunification based IDs engage in terror activities, pre-2003?

Yes. Here is a summery of the ISA (Shabak) of the first 4 years of the second Intifada. In it they have a section about Palestinians who got Israeli citizenship through family reunification (pg. 18-...
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Are some of Hamas current and former leaders billionaires?

An article from 2014 (predating the one in Tablet by Elad) https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4543634,00.html seems to be a valuable secondary source: In 2010, Egyptian magazine Rose al-Yusuf ...
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Did Haj Amin al-Husseini tell Hitler to exterminate the Jews?

According a memorandum submitted April 1947 to United Nations General Assembly, The Palestine problem and proposals for its solution, at page 48, in the section titled The Role of the Grand Mufti in ...
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Is information about Israel/Palestine in this infographic accurate?

There are 2 questions here, but I'll focus on one of them: Can the ID of East Jerusalem Palestinians be revoked if they live outside Jerusalem? This seems to be true, though it's not as direct a ...
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