Wednesday 12 June 2024

The Propaganda Lies of October 7th

Colonel Golan VACH, reserve Israeli Defence Force officer who is the head of an elite Search and Rescue unit, photographed in February 2023. Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Colonel Golan Vach is the originator of the burned babies lie pertaining to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades operation of October 7, 2023.

Many atrocity lies have been spun by the Israeli propaganda machinery. These include:

. 40 beheaded babies

. Babies baked in ovens

. Systematic rape of Jewish Israeli women

While there were acts of brutality committed by Palestinian guerrillas on October 7, the Israeli narrative spun by Western mainstream media of a wholesale massacre of innocents consistently fails to mention the following: 

. The taking out by Palestinian guerrillas of Israeli soldiers and security personnel including Special Forces troops and soldiers of the elite Golani Infantry Brigade.

AND the deaths of a large proportion of Israeli civilians and soldiers by the IDF via:

. Tank shelling of Kibbutz buildings where Hamas were holding hostages

. the use of Apache attack helicopters firing hellfire missiles at Israelis being taken to Gaza by Hamas as hostages.

Civilians, including many at the Nova music festival, were caught in the crossfire of gun battles between Hamas and the IDF.

It should be noted that the deliberate targeting of Israelis by IDF tanks and helicopters was the application of the Hannibal Doctrine which is based on a longstanding army order that soldiers in danger of being taken hostage should be killed in order to prevent such an eventuality.

One Israeli reserve officer, Air Force Colonel Nof Erez, an IDF pilot, referred to Israeli military action as "Mass Hannibal" in action.

The killing of Israeli civilians by tank shells has been corroborated by witnesses such as Yasmin Porat, while Israeli helicopter pilots have admitted firing on cars and people heading towards Gaza even though they lacked the information to distinguish between Palestinian guerrillas and Israeli captives.

It should also be noted that the charred remains of victims and burnt out cars and buildings could only have been caused by heavy armaments not in the possession of the lightly armed Palestinian attackers.

The untruths told by figures such as Colonel Vach and Brigadier General Barak Hiram, as well as Yossi Landau, the spokesman for Zaka who invented the 40 beheaded babies lie, have served two purposes: 

1. To cover up the aforementioned role of the IDF in the alternately deliberate, reckless and accidental killings of its own citizens.

2. To prepare the justification for a disproportionate response which has turned out to be a genocide.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2024).

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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