February 22, 2024

The UN in Geneva presents an exhibit of children they claim were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. Among the faces is 5-year-old Ido Avigal, an Israeli child killed by Hamas in Sderot in 2021. Israel’s representatives at the UN express disgust and call for the exhibition to be removed, citing inaccuracies and propaganda spread by the UN and the Palestinian Delegation. The use of Ido’s face in Palestinian propaganda is not the first instance. In an earlier incident, an Israeli child killed by Hamas was claimed to have been killed by the IDF. The spread of misinformation led to comments from politicians and journalists, including a response from National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir. Ahmad Tibi, the politician who used Ido’s photo, responded by removing the photo and adding his own statement about the tragedy of children being killed regardless of nationality.