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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:

Unmasking Genocide Accusations: Israel and the Palestinians

Fact:

Believing that Israel is committing genocide is not supported by the facts and distracts from the real issue. Accusing Israel of genocide for nearly 40 years undermines the term’s significance and disrespects the memory of actual genocides.

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...

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