|Title:||False Claims Around Israel Attacks Include Recycled Videos and a Game Clip|
|Publisher:||New York Times|
|Date published:||October 12, 2023|
|Date updated:||October 12, 2023|
“Bellingcat: Ukrainian military offensive failure and HAMAS attack linked,” opening text on the video claimed. But the BBC never published that report, and the underlying claim is unsubstantiated. Bellingcat’s founder, Eliot Higgins, called the video “100% fake.” Shayan Sardarizadeh, a BBC journalist, also said it was false.
And President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has condemned Hamas and repeatedly expressed support for Israel. Hamas and Russia, he said in a speech on Monday, are “the same evil, and the only difference is that there is a terrorist organization that attacked Israel, and here is a terrorist state that attacked Ukraine.”