Russia claims that Hamas is using weapons from Ukraine
Amid the war in Israel, Russian sources have initiated a disinformation campaign with the intent of undermining Ukraine's reputation
The Center for Countering Disinformation has reported on this.
Russian propagandists, including Kots, Lisitsyn, Ostashko, and Gagin, have joined this misinformation effort.
They have shared a video featuring Western-made weaponry, captioned with "Hamas thanks Ukraine for supplying them with arms."
Furthermore, in another publication, these propagandists have spread fake news alleging that Israeli soldiers apprehended "terrorists armed with Ukrainian weapons."
The Center for Countering Disinformation has stressed that this is not the first time the Russian Federation has conducted such campaigns. Previously, there were reports of Russian disinformation campaigns regarding the purported use of Ukrainian weapons during protests in France.
Events in Israel
Islamic Jihad launched a massive air and land attack on the state of Israel in several places. The head of the Hamas military wing, Mohammed Deif, said that his militants had launched the Al-Aqsa Flood operation. According to him, these actions are intended to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians launched 2,000 to 3,000 missiles at Israel and simultaneously seized 7 communities in the south.
In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced the mobilization of reservists and the launch of the Iron Swords counterterrorism operation. For the first time in 50 years, the government introduced martial law in the country.
The IDF actively used aviation to strike Palestinian command posts. It has also begun clearing Hamas-occupied communities.
In addition, there is a great threat that the Shiite Hezbollah could attack Israel from the north, as its main partner and supplier, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), has called on jihadists to "liberate Jerusalem."
On the morning of October 8, the Saudi television channel Al Arabiya published the losses of both Palestinians and Israelis during the first day of the renewed military conflict. According to the channel, Israel lost 300 people killed and at least 1,600 wounded. The number of casualties from the Palestinian-populated Gaza Strip is 232 killed and 1,627 wounded.