«Israeli» Army Refutes Tweets of Fake Hizbullah Positions Map
Will the "Israeli" entity's fear of Hizbullah, or even a new war with the group lead it to fabricate false news? The "Israeli" Army refuted its tweets regarding a map of Hizbullah positions in Lebanon.
The "Israeli" Occupation Forces [IOF] Spokesperson, on December 6, tweeted in English a photo of a map described as "declassified," showing Hizbullah military positions scattered among Lebanese villages.
Eighty-five villages appear on the pictured map along with thousands of sites tagged as military sites of combat equipment, launch sites, anti-aircraft and infantry positions.
"This is a war crime," the tweet said. It was retweeted hundreds of times.
However, an investigation by Twitter account holder @JudgeDan48 found that the map is not "declassified". It was not a map of Hizbullah military positions in Lebanon, but a map prepared by the IOF spokesman.
The fabricated map contained points of interest for sites that were glued onto a map of southeastern Lebanon. Even a check of the points listed on the map found conflicts with the map that was tweeted.
The IOF confirmed that the map is inaccurate and is in fact only an illustration of what is going on in Lebanon.
Furthermore, feeling threatened by Hizbullah, the IOF had been trying to fight against the group in recent years via Twitter as well as quizzes on Playbuzz.
A half a year ago the IOF Spokesperson's Unit published a quick quiz in English and Spanish on Playbuzz headlined, "How well do you know Hizbullah?"
Though, the military propaganda doesn't end here. In 2013, the IOF Spokesperson published a fabricated Facebook page of Hizbullah under the heading of "If Hizbullah had a Facebook account this is what it would look like."
The "Israeli" army also opened a website with fabricated information that it updated from time to time. The site was launched "in light of the knowledge gap in the international community about the Hizbullah."
The IOF pointed out that "the information appearing on the site was gathered from internet sites and various sources, and were verified before publication by the Intelligence Corps."
Source: Haaretz, Edited by website team