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Hezbollah Is Still Firing Rockets into Israel, But Not According to the Press

Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a rally commemorating late Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in an attack in Syria, in the Beirut suburbs, Lebanon on May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

In their March 13 Reuters article, reporters Maya Gebeily, Laila Bassam, and Henriette Chacar turned Hezbollah rocket attacks against Israel into a thing of the past, as opposed to that very same morning.

Concealing continuing and current Hezbollah rocket attacks against Israel, the trio misled readers as follows (“Israeli strike in south Lebanon kills Hamas member“):

Lebanese armed group Hezbollah launched rockets at Israel in October in support of Hamas. Since then, Israel has been carrying out strikes in Lebanon, mostly confined to the border region but increasingly spreading further north and east.

Hezbollah launched rocket attacks against Israel not only “in” October, but also countless days since October, including the very day of the report. That morning, at 10:13, Hezbollah launched a rocket towards Hanita, in northern Israel. The previous morning, the terror organization boasted about firing 100 rockets at Israel. In recent days, Hezbollah’s attacks have been incessant.

Alongside the rocket attacks, Hezbollah drone and deadly anti-tank attacks have continued regularly until March 13, and since (with the most recent rocket attack targeting Shtula, Shumra, Zarit and Even Menachem as of Sunday, March 17). The Institute for National Security Studies details Hezbollah’s daily attacks against Israeli targets through Feb. 20 (along with IDF strikes against Hezbollah).

Indeed, there have been many, many more Hezbollah attacks against Israel, rockets and otherwise, since October than in October. Daily reports detailing Hezbollah attacks on Israel are also available at the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, and are updated (as of this writing) until March 14.

Many of Hezbollah’s attacks have been deadly, killing numerous civilians along with soldiers. Most recently, on March 4, Hezbollah’s anti-tank fire killed a foreign agricultural worker in Moshav Margaliot and injured nine more. On Jan. 14, a Hezbollah missile attack killed an elderly mother along with her son at their home in Kfar Yuval. Electrician Shalom Aboudi was killed by a Hezbollah missile attack Nov. 12, as he attempted to repair lines damaged in an earlier Hezbollah strike. Additional civilian casualties killed in Hezbollah attacks since October include 60-year-old Eyal Uzan (Dec. 7).

Nearly 100,000 Israelis from the north are still evacuated from their homes because of the ongoing Hezbollah fire.

Though CAMERA communicated with editors about the misrepresentation of Hezbollah attacks as a phenomenon of the past, Reuters has yet to amend the misleading passage, which falsely suggested that Israel is the only party which has been firing since October.

Tamar Sternthal is the director of CAMERA’s Israel Office. A version of this article previously appeared on the CAMERA website.

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University of Toronto seeks injunction to end protest encampment over ‘harmful, discriminatory’ speech outlined in court filing

The University of Toronto is now seeking a court injunction to put and end to the encampment in King’s College Circle after the 8 a.m. deadline passed Monday morning—while unionized workers joined students, faculty and other protesters at a rainy morning rally. Shortly after the ultimatum hour, the university announced in a statement from UofT […]

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Monday morning saw the Toronto community and politicians showing support for the Chabad girls’ school struck by weekend gunfire

Mayor Olivia Chow was among those who addressed the crowd.

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‘A Call for Genocide’: South African Jews Blast Country’s President for Chanting ‘From the River to the Sea’

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Chatsworth, South Africa, May 18, 2024. Photo: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

South African Jewish leaders castigated their country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, for what they described as him calling for a “genocide” against Jews in Israel over the weekend.

Ramaphosa was speaking at an election rally in Johannesburg on Saturday when he deviated from his prepared speech to lead the crowd in in a chant of “From the River to the Sea, Palestine shall be free” — a popular slogan among anti-Israel activists that has been widely interpreted as a call for the destruction of the Jewish state, which is located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

The address took place at FNB Stadium, where South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) held its final rally before South African elections on Wednesday. According to Politicsweb, a news website focused on South Africa, a call for the release of the “hostages held in Gaza” who Hamas terrorists kidnapped from southern Israel on Oct. 7 appeared in Ramaphosa’s prepared remarks but not in his final speech.

The South African Jewish community lambasted Ramaphosa for his remarks in a statement shared with The Algemeiner, expressing “its revulsion at the introduction of a call to exterminate Jews from their homeland” by the president.

“The president of the ruling ANC party and the head of state of a democratic country has called for the elimination of the only Jewish state in the culmination of the ANC president’s election speech made to thousands of ANC members and on national television,” said Wendy Kahn, national director of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD). “He uses the populist slogan ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be Free,’ which is widely regarded as a call to genocide of the Jewish people. The call to remove all Jews from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea equates to removing all Jews from Israel.”

Kahn compared the slogan with Hamas’ goal to “see Israel as ‘Judenfrei,’ or Jew free,” before noting that such an endpoint contradicts the South African government’s stated policy of supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“The chanting of this slogan by a head of state of a government that recurrently tries to express their commitment to a ‘two-state Solution’ as their policy on Israel and Palestine is hypocritical to the full,” the SAJBD said. “How does a sitting president reject his own government and own party’s international relations policy? This reconfirms our understanding that President Ramaphosa and his government are not looking for a peaceful solution to the tragic conflict, but rather to cause discord among fellow South Africans against its Jewish community.”

Kahn added, “The president’s contempt for South African Jewry is evident in this unscripted outburst at the rally which amounts to nothing more than Jew hatred. The SAJBD is reviewing its options for holding the president accountable for these hateful words.”

South Africa’s ANC government has been one of the harshest critics of Israel since Oct. 7, when Hamas terrorists launched the ongoing war in Gaza with their invasion of and massacre across southern Israeli communities.

South Africa temporarily withdrew its diplomats from Israel and shuttered its embassy in Tel Aviv shortly after the Oct. 7 Hamas pogrom, saying that the Pretoria government was “extremely concerned at the continued killing of children and innocent civilians” in Gaza.

In December, South Africa hosted two Hamas officials who attended a government-sponsored conference in solidarity with the Palestinians. One of the officials had been sanctioned by the US government for his role with the terrorist organization.

Earlier this month, members of South Africa’s Jewish community protested Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor’s recent call for students and university leaders to intensify the anti-Israel demonstrations that have engulfed college campuses across the US.

In January, the South African government failed in its bid to argue before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Israel’s defensive war in Gaza constituted a “genocide.” However, the top UN court last week ordered Israel to halt its military operations against the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. The emergency ruling was part of South Africa’s ongoing case at the ICJ.

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