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Many #Gazaunderattack Photos on Social Media Are Bogus

Posted on the 09 July 2014 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

WoundedSyrianBoyThis you won't find being widely reported... you can come to your own conclusions as to why that might be:

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) published a short report Tuesday in which it warned that many of the graphic images that are being shared on social media, purporting to show destruction that the IDF is wreaking in Gaza, are not in fact photos from Operation Protective Edge.

“Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza,” the BBC wrote. “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.”

The BBCtrending video report follows:

Hard not to think about these things whenever you see anything that paints Israel in a negative light in the media, this while acknowledging that Israel at times has acted in brutal ways.

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