In Genocide, Palestine

Originally published on PressTV.

By Humaira Ahad

As Israel’s genocidal onslaught on Gaza completes 200 days, killing more than 34,000 Palestinians, the disinformation campaign unleashed by the Western media continues at a frightening pace.

Headlines in Western media since October 7, when the Tel Aviv regime launched indiscriminate bombings on the besieged Palestinian territory, have sought to downplay and even whitewash the regime’s abhorrent crimes while portraying victims as villains.

We put together 200 headlines published in various Western news outlets that either blatantly lied about the events unfolding in Gaza to vilify Palestinians and the resistance groups or manipulated the truth to hide or whitewash crimes committed by the regime.

For instance, even with no evidence to substantiate it and multiple independent media outlets debunking it, the allegation of sexual abuse against Hamas is still taken seriously by mainstream media outlets.

With “prestigious” Western media outlets with massive following becoming mouthpieces for the regime, truth has become the main casualty in this war, which completed 200 days on Tuesday.

Here are some of the headlines that reveal how the truth about what’s unfolding in Gaza has been purposefully distorted by Western media in the past 200 days to push a certain agenda.

Most of these headlines, in a sinister way, make the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza look like an even contest between two warring sides, while some go a step ahead to paint the perpetrator as a victim.
1. Fury after Gaza hospital blast surges across Middle East

The Washington Post
October 18, 2023

2. A Close Look at Some Key Evidence in the Gaza Hospital Blast

The New York Times
October 31

3. Hamas raped and mutilated women on 7 October, BBC hears

BBC
December 5

4. ‘We know they were raped in Hamas captivity’; chilling details of what hostages faced

USA Today
December 26

5. What we know about rape and sexual violence inflicted by Hamas during its terror attack on Israel

CNN
December 7

6. The Rape Denialists: Why has it proved so hard for so many on the left to acknowledge what happened on October 7?

The Atlantic
April 17

7. What We Know About Sexual Violence During the Oct. 7 Attacks on Israel

The New York Times
December 8

8. ‘Screams Without Words’: How Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence on Oct.

New York Times
December 28

9. Their bodies tell their stories. They’re not alive to speak for themselves.

NBC New
December 5

10. Attackers laughed as they raped and murdered a woman in Israel on October 7, witness says

CNN
April 10

11. How Hamas Used Sexual Violence on October 7th

The New Yorker
December 10

12. Israeli Rape-Crisis Group Report Finds ‘Systematic’ Sexual Violence on and After Oct. 7

The New York Times
February 21

13. The Silence from International Bodies Over Hamas’ Mass Rapes Is a Betrayal of All Women

Newsweek
November 22

14. New signs emerge of ‘widespread’ sexual crimes by Hamas, as Netanyahu alleges global indifference

Associated Press (AP)
December 6

15. Friday Briefing: A Pattern of Rape and Torture on Oct. 7

New York Times
December 28

16. Why sexual violence in war is so widespread — and under-covered

VOX
December 23

17. Whatever your view of the Israel-Hamas war, rape is rape. To trivialize it is to diminish ourselves

The Guardian
December 1

18. Accounts of Sexual Violence by Hamas Are Aired Amid Criticism of U.N.

New York Times
December 4

19. Israel investigates an elusive, horrific enemy: Rape as a weapon of war

Washington Post
November 25

20. Israeli women and girls have suffered horrific sexual violence from Hamas. Where is the outrage?

The Guardian
January 11

21. Hamas’ use of sexual violence is an all-too-common part of modern war − but not in all conflicts

The Conversation
December 11

22. Is rape and sexual assault part of the Hamas tactic of war?

The Hill
December 18

23. Israeli women and girls were raped during Hamas attack. Where’s the outcry?

Boston Times
November 18

24. Hamas scuttled truce to avoid releasing Israeli rape victims, State Department suggests
Washington Examiner
December 26

25. Why Have Feminists Been So Slow to Condemn the Hamas Rapes?

The Nation
December 15

26. Witnesses, evidence indicate Hamas committed acts of sexual violence during Oct. 7 attack

CBS News
December 15

27. The New Rape Denialism

The New York Times
March 5

28. Israeli hostage Mia Schem reveals only reason Hamas captor didn’t rape her during 54 hellish days

New York Post
January 2

29. Hamas used horrific sexual violence, raping and mutilating Israeli women and girls on October 7: NYT

Yahoo News
December 29

30. Why are American progressives silent after reports of Hamas’ rape, sexual torture of Israelis?

The Orange County Register
March 13

31. Sexual violence inflicted by Hamas ‘beyond anything I’ve seen’: Secretary of State Antony Blinken

ABC 11 news
December 10

32. Women watched over each other in captivity fearing rape, hostages say

Y net news
December 22

33.  ‘Not just killed, cruelly mutilated’: Witness describes assault of women on Oct. 7

CNN
November 16

34. An Israeli responder’s work on Oct. 7 shows the challenges of investigating atrocities

NPR
March 8

35.‘We know they were raped in Hamas captivity’: Chilling details of what hostages faced

USA Today
December 26

36. Sheryl Sandberg on Hamas attack: Rape should never be used as an act of war

CNN
December 4

37. ‘Face of an angel’: Horrific details of brutal Hamas rapes and attacks surface

News. Com
December 5

38. Teen girl covered in blood begs Hamas terrorists for mercy as she’s forced into car

Daily Express US
October 8

39. Israeli police say extreme sexual violence, rape by Hamas terrorists was systematic

Fox News
 November 18

40. Not Looking Away from the Atrocities of Oct. 7

Wall Street Journal
December 15

41. Rape, mutilation & worse: Accounts of Hamas sexual crimes come to fore

Times of India
December 6

42. Israel’s ‘Black Sabbath’: Murder, Sexual Violence and Torture on Oct. 7

Wall Street Journal
December 31

43. Israel investigates an elusive, horrific enemy: Rape as a weapon of war

Washington Post
November 25

44. ‘Life-changing’ ordeal to expose Hamas’s weaponizing of rape

The Australian
February 8

45. She Asked for It: Hamas, Weaponized Rape, and Reversing Years of Progress for Victims of Sexual Violence

Washington Monthly
January 10

46. Hamas uses rape as a weapon of war – and the BBC has only just noticed

The Telegraph
December 6

47. Biden says world cannot ignore ‘appalling’ reports of Hamas raping Israeli women

Los Angeles Times
December 5

48. Will the World Face Up to Hamas’s Atrocities?

Wall Street Journal
October 17

49. The deafening, disgusting silence of women’s groups on Hamas rapes continues

New York Post
January 9

50. The Media-Savvy Murderers of Hamas

Wall Street Journal
February 25

51. Israel-Hamas war: What we know about ‘beheaded babies’

Politifact
November 21

52. Were Israeli Babies Beheaded by Hamas Militants During Attack on Kfar Aza?

Snopes
December 18

53. What we actually know about the viral report of beheaded babies in Israel

Sky News
October 12

54. Inside Kfar Aza where Hamas militants killed families in their homes

BBC News
October 11

55. Israel publishes picture of baby murdered by Hamas

The Telegraph
October 12

56. These are the graphic photos Israel released of burned babies to reveal horror of Hamas attack

National Post
October 13

57. Israel kibbutz the scene of a Hamas “massacre,” first responders say: “The depravity of it is haunting

CBS News
October 11

58. Children found ‘butchered’ in Israeli kibbutz, IDF says, as horror of Hamas’ attacks near border begins to emerge
CNN
October 13

59.Children found ‘butchered’ in Israeli kibbutz, IDF says, as horror of Hamas’ attacks near border begins to emerge

The Telegraph
October 10

60. Hamas kills 40 babies and children — beheading some of them — at Israeli kibbutz: report

New York Post
October 10

61. Israel releases horrific images of slain children after Hamas attack

CTV News
October1

62. At least 40 babies, some beheaded, found by Israel soldiers in Hamas-attacked village

Fox News
October 10

63. Israeli officer says he found baby beheaded in Hamas attack

France 24
October 27

64. Biden yet again says Hamas beheaded babies. Has new evidence emerged?

The Washington Post
November 22

65. At least 40 babies killed, beheaded in Israeli kibbutz outside Gaza Strip, reports say

NBC Montana
October 10

66. I Saw the Children Hamas Beheaded With My Own Eyes. Shame on Queen Rania

Newsweek
December 27

67. ‘I carried a beheaded baby in my hands,’ says Kibbutz Be’eri rescuer

I24
October 26

68. Yes, Hamas Committed Unspeakable Atrocities

National Review
October 30

69. The horror as Israeli authorities show footage of Hamas atrocities: Reporter’s Notebook

ABC News
October 17

70. “Scenes out of a Zombie film” IDF on beheading of babies by Hamas

The Daily Guardian
October 12

71. Beheaded babies among 40 children killed by Hamas terrorists

The Australian
October 11

72. Israel releases photos of babies ‘murdered, burned by Hamas monsters

India Today
October 12

73. Israel releases images of infants killed by Hamas

The Indian Express
October 19

74. Hamas terrorists ‘slaughtered 40 babies and children with some beheaded’

Express UK
October 10

75. ‘No chance she will come back?’: Israeli child killed by Hamas in front of siblings, parents; video viral

Mint
October 8

76. Israel war recap: Mums, babies beheaded; first Aussie victim Galit Carbone confirmed; Gaza under fire

The West Australian
October 11

77. Sexual violence; new details about Hostages life in Hamas captivity

USA Today
December 20

78Israeli hostage Says She Was Sexually Assaulted and Tortured in Gaza

New York Times
March 26

79. Hostages Freed from Gaza Recount Violence, Hunger and Fear

New York Times
November 30

80. Doctor who treated freed Hamas hostages describes physical, sexual and psychological abuse

CBS News
December 17

81. Pressure Mounts as Israel Combs Through Gaza Hospital for Hamas’s Presence

New York Times
November 16

82. Israel reveals signs of Hamas activity at Shifa, but a promised command centre remains elusive

AP
November 23

83. Israel-Gaza war: US says Hamas has command center under Al-Shifa hospital

BBC
November 15

84. White House says it has evidence Hamas using Al Shifa Hospital for military operation

Reuters
November 14

85. Hamas Used Gaza Hospital as a Command Center, U.S. Intelligence Says

The New York Times
January 2

86. Intel Confirms Hamas Has Base at Al-Shifa, Prepared to Fight Israel Over Gaza Hospital: US

The Messenger
November 10

87. Hamas command centre, weapons found at Gaza hospital, Israeli military say

Reuters
November 15

 

88. Gaza Hospital Boss Admits He’s a Hamas Commander, Used Medical Facility as Terror Bas

National Review
December 19

89. Gaza hospital chief admits to being Hamas commander, using clinic as military base

New York Post
December 9

90. White House and Pentagon say Hamas using Gaza’s largest hospital to store weapons and support operations

CNN
November 14

91. US says it has intelligence Hamas has used Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital to hold hostages

ABC News
November 15

92. Eyewitness says Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants were at Al-Shifa Hospital before Israeli raid

CNN
March 26

93. Hamas has command node under Al-Shifa hospital, US official says

CNN
November 13

94Hamas terror base is hidden beneath Gaza’s largest hospital, Israel alleges

Fox News
Oct 27

95. Israel says it found evidence of Hamas base at al Shifa hospital during raid

New York Post
November 15

96White House confirms Hamas terrorists using Gaza’s largest hospital as operations base

Fox News
November 14

97. Hamas using hospitals as command centres, main base beneath al-Shifa Hospital: Israel

The Statesman
October 27

98. Israel says new videos show Hamas hostages and a tunnel at Al-Shifa Hospital

NBC News
November 20

99. Was Hamas Command Center Found Under Gaza Hospital? What New Video Shows

Newsweek
November 13

100. Israel’s president denies it is striking Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital

BBC
November 13

101. Hundreds likely dead in Gaza hospital blast, as Israeli blockade cripples medical response

CNN
October 24

102. Scores Killed in Blast at Gaza’s Only Christian Hospital

Christianity Today
October 18

103. AL-Ahli Arab Hospital: piecing together what happened as Israel insists militant rocket to blame

The Guardian
October 18

104. Revisiting the Gaza explosion

The New York Times
November 3

105. What we know about the deadly blast on the al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza

ABC News
October 19

106. CNN Investigates: Forensic analysis of images and videos suggests rocket caused Gaza hospital blast, not Israeli airstrike

CNN
November 2

107. Gaza hospital blast: What investigations show so far

DW
October 27

108. White House says Israel feels “very strongly” they did not cause hospital explosion

CNN
October 17

109. IDF to release more evidence to prove Israel was not responsible for Gaza hospital blast, spokesperson says

CNN
October 17

110. They believed it was safe’: death toll rising after blast at Gaza hospital

The Guardian
October 18

111. What We Know About the Gaza Hospital Compound Blast

Wall Street Journal
October 19

112. Al-Ahli Arab hospital blast: US intelligence report estimates death toll to be 100 to 300

The Guardian
October 20

113. Gaza hospital blast likely a Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket misfire, U.S. officials say

NBC News
October 19

114. Hundreds feared dead in Gaza hospital explosion amid conflicting accusations

The Globe and Mail
October 18

115Who is to blame for Gaza hospital bomb-we scrutinise the evidence

The Independent
October 26

116. IDF says troops fired at ‘suspects’ in deadly food aid incident but denies targeting convoy

CNN
March 8

117. ‘Flour massacre’: Lifesaving aid becomes a deadly struggle in Gaza

France 24
March 1

118. Witnesses of Aid Convoy Violence Describe Shooting, Panic and Desperation

The New York Times
March 21

119. As Hungry Gazans Crowd a Convoy, a Crush of Bodies, Israeli Gunshots and a Deadly Toll

New York Times
February 29

120. What we know about the killing of over 100 Palestinians near aid trucks

The Guardian
February 29

121. They Had Just Delivered Tons of Food. Then Their Convoy Was Hit.

The New York Times
April 3

122. What video and eyewitness accounts tell us about Gazans killed around aid convoy

BBC
March 1

123. Palestinian poet Refaat Alareer killed in Gaza

The Guardian
December 8

124. Prominent Gaza professor and writer killed in airstrike, weeks after telling CNN he and his family had ‘nowhere else to go’

CNN
December 12

125. Palestinian poet killed in Gaza bombardment

Reuters
December 11

126. Israel shows alleged Hamas ‘armory’ under children’s hospital in Gaza. Local health officials dismiss the claims

CNN
November 14

127. Israel Unearths More of a Subterranean Fortress Under Gaza

New York Times
January 16

128. Israel says these photos show how Hamas places weapons in and near U.N. facilities in Gaza, including schools

CBS News
November 8

129. Israeli military says Hamas hiding tunnels. Operation centres in Gaza hospital

 

Reuters
October 27

130. Is Hamas hiding in Gaza’s main hospital? Israel’s claim is now a focal point in a dayslong stalemate

AP NEWS
November 14

131. Israel says it exposed Hamas network beneath and next to Gaza’s hospital

Forbes
November 5

132. How Hamas uses hospitals as shields during war

National Post
November 3

133. U.S. Says Hamas Operates Out of Gaza Hospitals, Endorsing Israel’s Allegations

The New York Times
November 14

134. IDF uncovers Hamas’ tunnels inside, around multiple hospitals within Gaza

Business Standard
December 28

135. U.S. Says Hamas Using Tunnels Under Gaza Hospitals For Military Operations—And To Hide Hostages

Forbes
November 14

136. Israel Says Video Shows Hamas Tunnel Under Besieged Hospital

The New York Times
November 19

137.Tunnels from Hamas leaders under Gaza City, Israeli military

Reuters
December 20

138. U.S. backs claim Hamas uses Gaza hospitals as military cover amid hopes for hostages’ release

Reuters
November 15

139. White House says it has evidence Hamas using Al Shifa Hospital to run military actions

Reuters
November 14

140. Israel publishes ‘proof’ Hamas is hiding terror tunnels under hospital

The Telegraph
November 5

141. ‘Top secret’ Hamas documents show that terrorists intentionally targeted elementary schools and a youth center

NBC News
October 14

142. U.N. workers played a direct role in Oct. 7 Hamas attack, Israeli intelligence says

NBC News
January 30

143. Details Emerge on U.N. Workers Accused of Aiding Hamas Raid

New York Times
January 28

144. All universities in Gaza damaged or destroyed, Palestinian news agency says 

CNN
January 20

145. Doctors race to save newborns as Israel says it’s battling Hamas around Gaza’s largest hospital

CNN
November 14

146. Infants found dead and decomposing in evacuated hospital ICU in Gaza. Here’s what we know
CNN
December 8

147. Deadly Strike Hits Northern Gaza Hospital Where Many Were Sheltering

The New York Times
November 20

148. “Staggering” number of children killed in Gaza. Here’s what to know

CNN
March 14

149. False claims of staged deaths surge in Israel-Gaza war

BBC
December 22

150. Hamas Accidentally Shared Video Of Doll Claiming To Be Child Killed In Israel Attack, Assert Netizens

Free Press Journal
October1

151. Samer Abudaqa: Al Jazeera cameraman killed in Gaza drone strike

BBC
December 16

152. Palestinian paramedics said Israel gave them safe passage to save a 6-year-old girl in Gaza. They were all killed

The Washington Post
April 16

153. Five-year-old Palestinian girl found dead after being trapped in car under Israeli fire

CNN
February 11

154. The killing of six-year-old Hind Rajab in Gaza should shame us all

Independent
February 12

155. Hind Rajab, 6, found dead in Gaza days after phone calls for help

BBC
February 10

156.I’m so scared, please come’: Hind Rajab, six, found dead in Gaza 12 days after cry for help

Guardian
February 10

157. Six-year-old Gaza girl found dead days after pleading for help

The Sun
February 11

158. ‘Westminster sits silent’: Hind Rajab found killed in Gaza

The National
February 10

159. Hind Rajab: Girl, 6, found dead in Gaza days after plea for help

The Standard
February 10

160. Netanyahu Pledges Safe Passage From Rafah for Civilian

The New York Times
February 11

161. Netanyahu promises ‘safe passage’ to Rafah civilians, disputes Gaza toll

France 24
February 11

162. There’s controversy around the death toll in Gaza. CNN explains why

CNN
27 October

163. How the dead are counted in Gaza

BBC
November 16

164. Why news outlets and the U.N. rely on Gaza Health Ministry for death tolls

The Washington Post
November 23

165. Palestinian Death Statistics, Doubted by the U.S., Remain a Subject of Controversy

The Wall Street Journal
October 28

166. How the Gaza Ministry of Health Fakes Casualty Numbers

Tablet
March 7

167. Don’t Fall for Hamas’ Numbers Game

American Enterprise Institute
March 6

168. Gazan death toll ‘statistically impossible’: academics

The Australian
April 22

169. Biden’s use of Hamas death count challenged by prominent statistician, says numbers ‘aren’t accurate’

Fox News
March 23

170. Israel hits back at ‘distorted’ genocide case before ICJ

Le Monde
January 12

171. The flaws in the genocide case against Israel-

UnHerd
March 1

172. Hamas Terror  Tunnel  Next to UNRWA  School  in Gaza

Foundation of Defense of Democracies
November 10

173. We can’t ignore the truth that Hamas uses human shields

The Washington Post
November 14

174. The Origin of Hamas’s Human Shields Strategy in Gaza 

Newsweek
February 26

175. Hamas using civilians as “human shields” by trying to stop evacuations, IDF says

CNN
October 14

176. In the line of fire: In Gaza, anyone can wind up a ‘human shield’

CBC
February 4

177. What the Laws of War Say About Forced Displacement and ‘Human Shields’

The New York Times
October 19

178. Hamas officials admits strategy is to use Palestinian as human shields.

Foundation for Defense of Democracies
November 1

179. Hamas officials admit its strategy is to use Palestinian civilians as human shields

New York Post
November 1

180.‘Extremely sad’: Kidnapped woman paraded half-naked by Hamas confirmed dead

Sky News
October 31

181. Their bodies tell their stories. They’re not alive to speak for themselves.

NBC
December 6

182. German festival-goer identified as young woman whose naked body was paraded by Hamas

The Telegraph
October 8

183. Shani Louk ‘beheaded’ by Hamas after she was kidnapped at music festival and paraded by terrorists: Israel

New York Post
October 30

184. Festival Attendee Abducted and Paraded by Hamas Was Beheaded: Israeli Prez

Daily Beast
October 30

185. Israel Says Troops Find Weapons During Taking of Gaza Hospital

The New York Times
November 15

186. Hamas terror cell found INSIDE MRI suite at Gaza hospital, IDF footage shows massive weapons hoard

The Sun
November 16

187. WATCH: Israel finds weapons, military equipment used by Hamas in key Gaza hospital after raid, IDF says

Fox News
November 15

188. IDF finds AK47 hidden behind MRI scanner in Gaza hospital raid 

The Telegraph
November 15

189. Israel’s moral challenge in Gaza – to fight humanely

The Christian Science Monitor
October 16

190. Germany’s Baerbock says fight is with Hamas, not civilians

DW
October 25

191. Israel Expands Daily Combat Pauses to Let Civilians Flee, White House says

The New York Times
November 9

192. Israel Has No Choice but to Fight On

The New York Times
March 12

193. Airstrike kills renowned doctor in Gaza and relatives who sought shelter together

AP
November 14

194. MSF says three doctors killed in strike on north Gazan hospital

Reuters
November 21

195. Born and died during war, infant twins are buried in Gaza

Reuters
March 3

196. She was fleeing with her grandson, who was holding a white flag. Then she was shot

CNN
January 26

197. Grandmother fleeing Israeli bombs with grandson carrying white flag shot dead in street

Mirror
January 27

198. Strike on civilian convoy fleeing Gaza: What we know from verified video

BBC
October 16

199. UN humanitarian chief ‘strongly condemns’ attack on aid convoy – as it happened

The Guardian
December 30

200. The UN says more than 1 in 4 people in Gaza are starving because of war

Washington Post
December 21

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