Denial of Hamas' October 7 Massacre Spreads in US
According to American media, the number of massacre deniers in the United States is currently small, but growing. Some claim the IDF carried out the massacre to “justify genocide in Gaza,” while others believe some hostages were kidnapped by Israel. Some are even confident that the United States is behind the attack.
These false narratives have circulated on social media, and users on platforms like TikTok and Reddit are already blaming Israel for a “false flag” attack – a staged attack designed to justify a harsh retaliatory action. This phenomenon is troubling Jewish leaders and researchers who see a connection between it and Holocaust denial.
In the article, the American news outlet shared the story of Mirela Monte, a real estate agent and holistic healer from South Carolina, who was shocked when she first heard about the October 7 massacre. She continued to read more about it on a Telegram group with 2,958 members focusing on international news and “supposed perils” related to vaccinations.
According to posts in the group, Israel stood behind the attack. Now, Monte is convinced that the massacre is a “false flag” attack by Israel – carried out with American assistance. Monte called Israel “pure evil.”
The false narrative according to which “Israel murdered their own people on October 7,” isn’t only growing online but is also present in anti-Israel demonstrations and protests where posters of Israeli hostages were hung in London, Chicago, and other cities.
Following Hamas’ attack, Basem Naim, a senior Hamas official, claimed the terrorist organization didn’t kill Israeli civilians, saying it was “Israeli propaganda.” Some Reddit users are convinced he’s telling the truth. “So basically the Hamas attack was a false flag for Israel to occupy Gaza and kill Palestinians. Expected behavior from Nazi wannabes.” wrote one user in r/LateStageCapitalism, a left-wing forum on Reddit. (YNet / VFI News)
“At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” - Matthew 24:10-11
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