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Myths Debunked

Myth:

Israel kill Palestinians in order to harvest their organs

Fact:

The enduring myth of "blood libel," alleging Jews kill Christian children for blood, has a modern version falsely claiming Israel harvests organs from Palestinians; this myth, fueled in 2009 by a Swedish tabloid...

Myth:

Zionism is a White Supremacist Ideology

Fact:

It's crucial to distinguish Zionism as a national liberation movement from racist theories of racial superiority...

Myth:

The Jews have no claim to the land they call Israel.

Fact:

For over 3,700 years, Jews maintained ties to the Land of Israel. Contrary to the belief that they were forced into diaspora by the Romans...

Myth:

Israel created Hamas

Fact:

Israel made mistakes in not confronting the proto-Hamas organization but this was due to negligence and not an attempt to create a terrorist organization dedicated to destroying its very existence...

Myth:

Palestinians Oppose Terrorism

Fact:

The Palestinians' quest for independence has been hindered by a historical reliance on violence rather than negotiation with Israel...

Myth:

Hamas doesn't represent the Palestinian people

Fact:

Hamas unrepresentative of the Palestinians? Not according to the figures..

Myth:

Jews stole Arab land

Fact:

In the early 20th century, Jews in Palestine sought uncultivated land to avoid displacing Arabs. David Ben-Gurion emphasized avoiding Arab-farmed land...

Myth:

Israel is attacking UN Personnel

Fact:

UN is the largest employer of Palestinians in Gaza, about 35,000. The UN has a long history of granting under its auspices Hamas members, who work under UNRWA and other agencies...

Myth:

Israel is attacking civilian infrastructure

Fact:

Civilian infrastructure is considered as such under international law when it is used for strictly civilian purposes. However, Hamas has deliberately contaminated every kind of civilian compound turning...

Myth:

Israel is committing a war crime by stopping the flow of water and power to Gaza

Fact:

Once Israel has disengaged from Gaza in 2005, it no longer was the occupying power there..

Myth:

Hamas bombards Israel with rockets to end the “occupation.”

Fact:

In summary, the claim that Palestinian terrorism is solely a response to occupation is debunked by Hamas's consistent goal of eliminating Israel...

Myth:

Israel's blockade of Gaza is collective punishment

Fact:

Israel's Gaza blockade, deemed diplomatic by the UN Palmer Committee in 2011, is not "collective punishment."..

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