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PA libel: Israel is "deliberately using a new silent weapon" – spreading disease

Headline: “The [Human Rights and Democracy Media] Center SHAMS: The occupation is using epidemics and infectious diseases in the genocide war in the Gaza Strip”

“The Human Rights and Democracy Media Center SHAMS announced that these days the Israeli occupation is deliberately using a new silent weapon, through a systematic and deliberate policy of creating a hothouse for the spread of lethal epidemics and infectious diseases among children in the centers of uprooted people in the Gaza Strip, in order to kill as many civilians as possible, and particularly children, because their rate of immunity is low compared to the adults, which is liable to lead to a genocide that is unprecedented in history through the spread of epidemics, and this is in order to cover the military failure of the occupying army (sic., PMW found no evidence for this libel; see note below regarding the 2023 Gaza war).”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2023]

Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - At least 1,200 Israelis, including over 1,000 civilians, were murdered and over 4,800 wounded, in addition to approximately 244 who were abducted into the Gaza Strip (including 110 later released or liberated and at least 26 later killed), in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas. The deal was subsequently extended with additional releases, until Hamas violated the agreement and resumed attacking on Dec. 1, 2023.

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