Israeli Army Conducted Online Psy-op Against Israeli Public During Gaza War

IDF used fake social media accounts to push the message it was ‘forcefully retaliating against Hamas’ ■ It posted dozens of #Gazaregrets videos in Netanyahu Facebook groups and tagged right-wing politicians ■ Senior officer: this is illegal, must not be done ■ IDF in response: We erred

By Hagar Shezaf, Yaniv Kubovich
Mar 22, 2023

The Israel Defense Forces’ Spokesperson’s Unit conducted a psychological warfare operation against Israeli citizens during the May 2021 Guardian of the Walls campaign in Gaza, with the aim of boosting public awareness of the IDF’s offensive maneuvers and the “toll” these moves take on the Palestinians.

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