"Kfar Aza is a kibbutz in southern Israel, located between Netivot and Sderot around five kilometres east of Gaza. In 2021, it had a population of 765."
The absurdity of the "40 beheaded babies" in Kfar Aza began with i24NEWS correspondent Nicole Zedek, who claimed Israel soldiers believe Hamas beheaded at least 40 babies there. You can watch the report.
40 babies in a kibbutz with a population of 765 sounds far-fetched. But the claim was quickly repeated in articles like this one. Soon, it was all over the news:
But no one posted video or pictures. When Turkish Anadolu News contacted the Israeli Defense Forces, they had no information to confirm that this occurred.
Joe Biden made a grand statement saying, "I never really thought that I would see, have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children."
The White House walked back Biden's statement, clarifying that "U.S. officials and the president have not seen pictures or confirmed such reports independently."
CNN tweeted Israel cannot confirm the beheaded babies claim, "contradicting previous statements."
The office of Israel PM Netanyahu released alleged photos of babies murdered and burned by Hamas.
Ben Shapiro tweeted "pictorial proof" of a roasted baby. It was a photo released by Netanyahu.
Dissident Soaps pointed out the roasted baby appears to be AI-generated.
An anonymous submitter posted an apparent original photo for the roasted baby. It's from a puppy rescue. AI was used to replace the puppy with baby remains:
Ben Shapiro's tweet received a community note indicating the picture is AI-generated.
Charles Johnson tweeted a claim that, when he worked next to Ben Shapiro at Breitbart, he saw Shapiro "receive tasking from Israeli intelligence connects to Netanyahu."
E. Michael Jones describes the loss of credibility:
This South Park clip from 2005 sums up the news media:
An Israeli woman describes the experience of Hamas invading her home. They told her they wouldn't harm women and children. A toddler played on a tablet while the men stood with rifles. A fighter asked the woman if he could eat a banana. They left.
Dead or injured Palestinian toddler carried from rubble in Gaza.
Dead baby recovered from rubble in Gaza.
"According to Jewish religion, all of this is forbidden"
"Rabbi Dovid Feldman, spokesperson for Neturei Karta, an international Orthodox Jewish anti-Zionist group, addresses a crowd in downtown Montreal in reaction to the Israeli government turning off Gaza's electricity and water:"
Israeli Jews raise Palestinian flags
"Hundreds of Jews clashed with Israeli police who came to take down Palestinian flags hung by Jews in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. Jews threw stones at Israeli police to prevent them from lowering the flag:"