Jul 13, 2022
In General Discussion
Within half an hour of Abu Akleh's assassination, Israel's Country Email List public relations apparatus began to develop a strategy of information diversion. Country Email List Israeli journalist Barak Ravid revealed in a report in Hebrew on the Walla website that "there was an urgent consultation from the Hasbara (propaganda organ) National Headquarters Country Email List together with representatives from the prime minister's office, the Foreign Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces. They decided that the main objective was to try to Country Email List defend against the narrative that was beginning to appear in the international media, according to which Abu Akleh had been killed by Israeli fire. Thus, hours after his death, the Israeli Foreign Country Email List Ministry published a video showing Palestinian guerrillas firing at undefined targets, while commenting among themselves that they believed they had wounded an Israeli soldier. For the Israeli Ministry Country Email List of Relations, this was sufficient proof of an alleged Palestinian responsibility, since on that day no injuries had been reported in the occupying forces. However, the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem Country Email List quickly contradicted the version of its foreign service and through another filmthat precisely geolocated the scene of the two events (the assassination and the shooting of the militants) made it clear that the Palestinian protagonists of the video were too far from the scene and had no Country Email List possible trajectory to fire the shots that caused the death of Abu Akleh. Even in a shameful tweet, the Israeli Foreign Ministry speculated that the vest and helmet commonly used by journalists in conflict zones would have confused Palestinian militants. But the renowned journalistic investigative Country Email List organization Bellingcat – known for its study of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons and Russian attacks on civilians in Ukraine – established the different locations of the protagonists of the incident, including Quickly, the highest authorities in Israel joined the swift denial of responsibility for the events.