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‘40 Israeli Beheaded Babies’ was Greatest False Claim Made Yet Israeli Officials and Western Journalists Not Held Accountable

Israeli officials and journalists who circulated poorly edited images of 40 beheaded babies that they claimed were killed by the Palestinian resistance, are yet to be held accountable for spreading false information that likely led the occupation entity to intensify the war on Gaza. 

Days after the Al-Aqsa Flood Operation, a retaliatory attack by the Palestinian Resistance on the Israeli Regime, U.S president Joe Biden referred to the news of the 40 beheaded Israeli babies and said, “I never really thought that I would see and have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children.” 

According to multiple sources, Biden had not seen any such pictures nor received such confirmation. His comments followed after Nicole Zedeck, a journalist for Israel’s i24 News, reported that 40 babies had been beheaded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu’s  spokesperson said that babies and toddlers had been found with their “heads decapitated.”

The Palestinian resistance denied the accusation, and other Israeli journalists at the scene even reported that no such evidence of beheadings had occurred nor did any Israeli soldier witness such an incident. CNN reporter Sara Sidner also recanted her statement and apologized on X, writing “Yesterday the Israeli Prime Minister’s office said that it had confirmed Hamas beheaded babies & children while we were live on the air. The Israeli government now says today it CANNOT confirm babies were beheaded. I needed to be more careful with my words and I am sorry.”

Several prominent western media sources reported the story despite having no evidence to support the story. Eventually, the claims were debunked with the Israeli government forced to admit that it had no evidence to support the claim. To date, no Israeli official or journalist who reported on this claim has been held accountable.

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