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Propaganda vs. reality: Hamas' latest misinformation campaign

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On Saturday, Hamas' armed al-Qassam Brigades claimed that some hostages were killed during an Israeli military operation at the al-Nuseirat refugee camp and nearby areas in central Gaza. 

Hamas' allegations are seen as a continuation of their misinformation campaign © Mena Today 

On Saturday, Hamas' armed al-Qassam Brigades claimed that some hostages were killed during an Israeli military operation at the al-Nuseirat refugee camp and nearby areas in central Gaza. 

The operation aimed to free hostages held by Hamas since October 7. According to a statement by Abu Ubaida, spokesperson for the al-Qassam Brigades, "Israel, by committing horrific massacres, was able to free some of its hostages, yet it killed some others during the operation."

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) conducted highly targeted raids despite the dense civilian population, successfully rescuing four hostages and killing 53 Hamas militants. The IDF has dismissed Hamas' claims of civilian casualties as false and part of the organization's typical propaganda.

Hamas' allegations are seen as a continuation of their misinformation campaign. The organization is known for using such tactics to influence public perception and garner sympathy. 

The statement by Abu Ubaida, asserting that the operation "will pose a great danger to the enemy hostages and will negatively impact their conditions and lives," is viewed as an attempt to intimidate and sway international opinion.

By Antoine Khoury 

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