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Questioning the narrative of the liberation of Israel’s female soldiers

After the Israeli army announced the “liberation” of one of its female soldiers after weeks of her detention by Hamas, a campaign arose questioning the Israeli story, based on evidence that recently flooded social media platforms.

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The Israeli army announced on Monday in a joint statement with the Shin Bet that it had “freed army soldier Uri Magedish, after she was kidnapped by Hamas.”

However, media outlets quoted Hamas leaders as saying that the Israeli army’s story was “not true,” and its aim was to confuse the movement’s publication of a video clip of three women hostages, who accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of failing to protect them.

During the past hours, users of social media platforms circulated pictures from a Facebook account attributed to the liberated soldier, showing that she shared a post in a fruit and vegetable store on October 12, that is, 5 days after the date of her alleged capture, which casts doubt on whether she was among the hostages. I have Hamas.

Questions also arose about why the Israeli army refused to announce how and where the female soldier was freed.

Digital media advisor in Gaza, Khaled Safi, told Sky News Arabia that there are three pieces of evidence that undermine the Israeli story about the liberation of the alleged female soldier:

  • There is an official list on the Internet published by the Israeli newspaper "Haaretz" on October 22 of this year with the names and photos of Hamas hostages, and the name of Uri Magedish was not among them.

  • It appears from the web archive that this list was modified before the Israeli army announced the release of the female soldier and her name was added, but by returning to the copy archived on October 22, her name was not written.

  • The second piece of evidence is the post that the soldier shared on her account on October 12, that is, after the Hamas attack. The post was deleted after it was circulated, but it is also preserved in the web archive. After the uproar over this post, the soldier’s page was closed so that only her friends could see its content.

  • The third evidence appears from the analysis of the photos taken of the female soldier during her meeting with her family, where it appears from the close-up of the photo that her nails are in full care. If Hamas actually had them, would the movement have provided her with a nail care service?

  • When Hamas previously released 4 hostages, it announced this and broadcast it live, but the movement currently denies that this female soldier was among its hostages.



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