Incitement and Delegitimization

Attempts to organize an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip

According to reports, on November 20, 2023, an initiative was launched for 1,000 boats from around the world to gather in Turkey and sail to the Gaza Strip to break the so-called Israeli "siege." The initial departure date was November 23, 2023, however, so far there has been no report of its sailing. The organizers claimed the flotilla was a response and an act of "civil disobedience" against the "inhumane massacre" Israel was allegedly carrying out in the Gaza Strip, it was a "completely civilian initiative" and their intention was not to break the "siege" on the Strip, but to disable supply lines to Israel for several days. They also claimed that they would strictly observe international rules so as not to give Israel an excuse to attack the boats. This is not the only initiative which has been launched for an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war. For example, according to reports, the Turkish Mavi Marmara Association announced was organizing a flotilla to the Gaza Strip of vessels from various countries in response to "Israeli crimes," adding that the organizers had started a crowdfunding campaign to purchase boats and humanitarian aid supplies for the flotilla.
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In the shadow of the war, Iranian hostility toward Israel is growing while denying its existence

Since the outbreak of the war in the Gaza Strip, there has been a significant escalation in Iran’s hostility towards Israel while denying its existence. Hostility towards Israel is the central issue on which Iran’s policy has remained uncompromising and consistent.[1] Iran’s revolutionary ideology categorically rejects the existence of the State of Israel, which is epitomized in the slogan, “Israel must be wiped off the map.” Opposition to Israel is a central pillar of the Islamic regime’s revolutionary doctrine and policy, reflecting various revolutionary goals, including fundamental hostility to the Jewish state and hostility to Western imperialism, of which Israel is perceived as a representative.
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Hamas operatives seek to prosecute Israel in the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Israel was being sued in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for a giant suit of $250 billion by a group of European lawyers. They represent eight members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in the Gaza Strip who initiated the suit for damages resulting from the alleged "crimes" Israel committed against the residents of Gaza beginning in 2007, especially the damages caused by the "siege" they claim is imposed by Israel. The suit was submitted with the aid of two international organizations. The Palestinians refer to anti-Israeli lawfare and their many appeals to the ICC as a form of "resistance" and one of the tools in their "struggle" against Israel. The PLC members claimed the suit was being submitted on behalf of the Palestinian people, but in reality it is being submitted on behalf of Hamas.
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Incitement and encouragement for terrorist attacks in Hamas TV shows during Ramadan

The Palestinian terrorist organizations, especially Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), produce their own television series for Ramadan, competing for attention. The audiences have a wide range of online outlets to choose from, and tend to watch programs offering entertainment, dramas and comedies produced and disseminated by media giants in Turkey, Egypt and the Persian Gulf countries. During the past few years Hamas and the PIJ have made efforts to improve the quality of the programs they produce and raise their ratings. One of their methods is to link them to local current events, especially the "heroic achievements" of the armed "resistance" [terrorist attacks] in the "struggle" against Israel. Hamas' media department series for Ramadan 2023, called "The path of sacrifice," was devoted to Palestinian terrorist operatives who carried out attacks. Their objective was to ramp up anti-Israeli incitement and encourage terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and inside Israel. Following Hamas policy, the incitement was aimed not only at its own operatives but at the operatives of all the armed terrorist organizations, as well as Palestinians who have no organizational affiliation and on their own initiative attack with simple, easily available weapons, such as knives and vehicles. The series' emphasis was on terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and inside Israel without reference to terrorism from the Gaza Strip.
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A Weaponizing the Law Conference in the Gaza Strip to discuss the legal battle against Israel

Within the framework of the legal battle the Palestinians are waging against the State of Israel, on March 18, 2023, a conference was held in the Gaza Strip with the theme, "Jurists Confronting the Occupier." Speakers at the conference stressed the importance of using the law to attack Israel, claiming it was no less important than the "military" and political activities against it. The conference offered recommendations, including the need to use the law as a weapon against Israel as a fundamental "resistance" [anti-Israeli activity] method at every level and in international forums. Using the law as a weapon against Israel is not new, and for years has been an integral part of the political "struggle" waged by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and often part of its activity to delegitimize Israel. The political, propaganda and military objectives are the following:
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The Use of Social Networks by the Palestinian Public – Facts and Assessments

iPoke, a company based in the Gaza Strip, issued its 2022 annual report examined the Palestinian public's consumption habits. One of the most important findings was that TikTok, Telegram and WhatsApp were the most popular apps, and were widely used by Palestinian society in general and by Palestinian youth in particular. The report also noted that the apps were used almost equally by both genders, but certain ones were used more by women than by men.
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