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Israel defends fake Lebanon military buildup map as Hezbollah’s ‘war crime illustration’

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RT | December 10, 2016

A “declassified” map of an alleged Hezbollah military buildup in southern Lebanon shared by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been exposed by Twitter users as a fake, forcing the IDF to admit the picture was just a “visual illustration” of the militant group’s “war crimes.”

The map titled “Declassified map of Hezbollah’s military infrastructure in Lebanon” was posted on the official IDF Twitter account on Tuesday, highlighting 85 towns and villages in the southern part of the country.

Spots, showing civilian settlements were surrounded by numerous multicolored dots, labeled with names such as “weapon warehouse” or “rocket launcher” and other military facilities.

The tagline of the image said “Hezbollah’s hiding behind Lebanon’s civilians,” while the tweet’s caption was the simple and rather dramatic statement, “this is a war crime.”

Such a level of detail and awareness of alleged Hezbollah activities would be truly impressive, if the map had not turned out to be a fake. Some Twitter users pointed out that it was unlikely the image was a “declassified map,” since its history showed that it had been created using Google Maps via an IDF spokesperson account. The dots, marking the alleged “military buildup,” even featured a repetitive pattern.

IDF later said the map had been an “illustration,” and users simply misinterpreted it as a piece of declassified intelligence. The map’s title, tagline and caption were presumably “illustrative” too.

“The illustration reflects how Hezbollah has positioned its terrorist infrastructure within the civilian arena,” the spokesperson told The Times of Israel.

The map, despite its ”illustrative” nature, has been shown to almost every foreign diplomat visiting Israel, to demonstrate that while Hezbollah participates in the Syrian civil war, it continues preparations for conflict with Israel and hides among civilians located near the border, according to a Channel 2 report.

Israel has attacked targets allegedly linked to Hezbollah in neighboring countries, mainly in Syria. The most recent incident of this kind reportedly happened on Wednesday, when Israeli rockets hit the Mezzeh military airport near Damascus.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman commented on the issue at a meeting with European Union envoys in Israel Wednesday.

“We are first and foremost making efforts to maintain the security of our citizens and protect our sovereignty, and trying to prevent the smuggling of sophisticated weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah,” Lieberman said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April also admitted multiple strikes on targets in Syria in order to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining “game-changing” weaponry.

December 9, 2016 - Posted by | Deception, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “The tagline of the image said “Hezbollah’s hiding behind Lebanon’s civilians,”

    It was Hezbollah that was protecting Lebanese civilians when they kicked Israel out of their country previously.
    There has been nothing but trouble in the Middle East since 1948, when Israeli “TERRORISTS”(The Stern Gang etc) invaded Palestine.

    Comment by Brian Harry Australia | December 10, 2016 | Reply

  2. So now we know who supplied the lying MSM will those fake Afghan maps of Bin Laden’s luxurious, underground complex in Afghanistan.

    Comment by Greg Bacon | December 10, 2016 | Reply

  3. The Zios are cowards. They’re no match for Hezbollah, they dare not face its forces on the ground; the best they can do is carpet-bomb the villages and cities. Killing and maiming goyim is an end in itself, and great fun into the bargain.

    Comment by traducteur | December 10, 2016 | Reply

  4. Phucking liars….

    As with the Soviet regime, history will turn the page from the Zionist entity…

    Comment by Wallflower | December 10, 2016 | Reply


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