Count the Israeli government among those taking on CNN. Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry attacked CNN for a fake news report where they made it appear that a young Israeli solider was murdered by Hamas and made it appear as if Israel’s retaliation came before the actual murder.
On Friday on the border, members of Hamas fired at IDF soldiers. 20-year-old Givati Brigade Staff Sergeant Aviv Levi was murdered. In response, Israel bombed 60 Hamas terror targets. On Saturday Hamas went across the Israeli border fence. In exchange, the IDF shelled a Hamas observation post.
On Saturday CNN International falsely reported: “Israel says one of its tanks targeted a Hamas military post in Gaza Saturday in retaliation for a border fence breach, one day after violence that left four Palestinians, including three Hamas militants, and an Israeli soldier dead.”
Emmanuel Nashon of the Israeli Foreign Ministry tweeted:
No @cnni !!! You got it wrong and not for the first time – an Israeli soldier was killed by #Hamas and #IDF retaliated, protecting its country and citizens against murderous terrorists. By misrepresenting the facts you manipulate against #Israel! @cnni- STOP YOUR MANIPULATION !
There was no response from CNN. Nashon informed Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot that he will challenge media outlets that “deliberately distort events taking place in Israel.” He also added, “We will respond to every distorted headline and demand its immediate correction.”
President Trump isn’t the only person taking on #FakeNews CNN.