Daily Israel Report

Israel Fights Hamas Propaganda, Knocks out TV Antenna

The Air Force has bombed a Hamas communication antenna without striking the building, contrary to media reports.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/18/2012, 8:56 AM

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The Air Force has bombed a Hamas communication antenna without striking the building, contrary to media reports.

IDF spokesmen told Arutz Sheva Sunday, “The Air Force knocked out the antenna use by Hamas,” which has spread false reports of bombings in Tel Aviv and wounded children and journalists in Gaza.

The military discounted reports by foreign media of injuries in the pinpoint aerial operation to knock out the Hamas antenna.

Mass media accepted Hamas claims, with AFP reporting that the bombing injured “at least eight journalists, including one who lost his leg.” The report quoted “medical officials.”

The media center houses the offices of al-Quds TV, according to Hamas health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, quoted by AFP.

"We have two journalists injured in the Shuruq building, which houses al-Aqsa TV, where there has been an air strike," Qudra told AFP. Al-Aqsa TV is another Hamas-affiliated television station.

The French-based news agency towards the end of its report, “In a statement, the Israeli military said its aircraft had ‘targeted dozens of underground rocket launchers’ overnight, as well as a "’communications antenna.’"

Arutz Sheva reported earlier Sunday morning, under the headline “Media Gobble Up Hamas’ False Reports,” that several Hamas claims already have been proven false in the latest escalation of the missile war against Israel. Hamas staged for foreign media a man supposedly wounded and being hauled away into an ambulance, but the same man was seen minutes later walking on his own, as seen here.

The IDF has released a video showing Hamas' propaganda lies, as seen here.