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Hamas Hacked My Hard Drive!?
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Yesterday afternoon, I was sharing a photo on Twitter, along with a link to my previous post about how it sure looks like Hamas messed up and bombed the Al-Ahli Hospital. Here’s the link to the post which has a lot of the evidence:
And here is the photo I was sharing all over Twitter, which shows, clear as day, that the hospital is not destroyed. In fact, there only seems to be damage to the roof of the building to the bottom right.
While I was sharing, my laptop unexpectedly shut down. This has never happened before, as it is a relatively new laptop. I restarted it and it was factory reset, and my hard drive was wiped clean. Shocker.
Who would hack into my laptop?
The wildly exaggerated claims by both the Palestinian doctors and the media, that the death toll from the alleged bombing was upwards of a thousand people is not supported by the evidence. It appears that shrapnel hit the roof and parking lot. Cars were ignited, probably because the shrapnel was burning.
An audio recording posted by the IDF, reveals an alleged conversation between two Arab-speaking men. Israel calls them “Hamas operatives”.
The man speaking claims it is a misfired rocket launched from a cemetery 2.5 miles away from the hospital.
According to Israel spokesman Daniel Hagari, “The walls stay intact. There are no craters in the parking lot. These are the characteristics that show it was not an aerial munition that hit the parking lot.”
He also pointed out images of what he claimed was shrapnel on the roof of nearby buildings, suggesting the rocket fell apart in the air.
RUSI aerial warfare analyst Justin Bronk agreed with Hagari's statements, writing: “No crater or obvious shrapnel pattern consistent with IAF JDAM/Mk80 series bombs visible. Still not conclusive, but if this is the extent of the damage, I'd say an airstrike looks less likely than a rocket failure causing an explosion and fuel fire.”
Was anyone killed by the blast? The answer appears to be yes. There were people camped out in the courtyard next to the parking lot. The cell phone video here shows about 20-30 bodies in the courtyard, which seems consistent with other photos of the body bags piled up at the hospital. They were most likely killed by pieces of shrapnel from the rocket that exploded over the hospital.
So who hacked my laptop?
It is not likely to be Israeli or Western supporters of Israel. This would preclude any Western agents like CIA, NSA or CSIS. Was it a Hamas member or a pro-Palestinian hacker who did appreciate having their narrative overturned on Twitter?
Considering that the attack has been a media bonanza for the Palestinian cause, resulting in massive protests all over the world, it would seem likely that Hamas does not want it known that it was, in fact, their own rocket that exploded and killed their own people.
Here’s my post about the pro-Palestinian protests all over the world:
The Palestinian doctors exploited the crisis to their advantage, making exaggerated claims about the death toll. There are many journalists who are sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinians, and they are eager to hear that big bad Israel bombed a hospital.
It is a war after all, and as the saying goes, all is fair in love and war.
As a final disclaimer, I received comments and messages from readers that implied I was “taking sides” and “Hamas was created by Zionist Israel,” and therefore the conflict is another giant conspiracy. This makes it easier for some, because it isn’t necessary to dive deeper into the details and nuances.
The Palestinians could, however, choose peaceful, non-violent protest. Or they could leave. Or offer up terms of surrender.
Sun Tzu in the Art of War, states that all warfare is based on deception. The official motto of Israeli’s Mossad is coincidentally: “By way of deception thou shalt do war.”
Sun Tzu further advises:
If he is in superior strength, evade him.
If equally matched, we can offer battle; if slightly inferior in numbers, we can avoid the enemy; if quite unequal in every way, we can flee from him.
Hence, though an obstinate fight may be made by a small force, in the end, it must be captured by the larger force.
There is little hope that Palestine can defeat Israel, unless they can entice other forces to intervene, such as Iran, Hezbollah, Syria or even Russia. So far, in over 70 years of conflict, this has not happened. Would a country like Iran risk war with Israel in order to save Palestine? Because that would mean war with the United States and NATO. It seems unlikely, but we will have to wait and see.
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