After we debunked The Esplanade of the Mosques Massacre, we noticed that the hoax was modified to use a different video. What’s ironic is that video showed part of the attack by three Palestinians in the Temple Mount! Let us debunk this new variant of the Esplanade of the Mosques hoax, and share with you what really happened. Please share this debunking article to stop these lies from spreading!
The New Esplanade of the Mosques Massacre Hoax
Like the original Esplanade of the Mosques Massacre hoax, this new version was posted directly by each person, instead of being shared from a central source. The text was also modified slightly to account for the fact that the video only showed a single person being shot :
This terrible scene takes place on the Esplanade of the Mosques in Jerusalem: a Palestinian trying to flee is brutally and ruthlessly killed at point-blank range by the soldiers of the Zionist occupation, for no reason, even though he did not represent any threat.
He was not armed. The soldiers opened fire intensively, leaving their victim only death as the only exit !!This video must go around the world
The video actually shows part of the attack by three Palestinian men on 14 July 2017. The footage recorded the moment when one of them was shot and killed while attacking the Temple Mount. Two Israeli policemen were killed in the attack.
How do we know this? Because this mobile phone footage was shown on major news networks. It was posted online by AP and other sources on the same day.
So, there was no cold-blooded murder at the Esplanade of the Mosques (also known as the Holy Esplanade). The three Palestinian men were also armed with a submachine gun, an automatic pistol and a knife.
What Should We Do?
So now you know the truth. If you posted that video, please delete the video. Then tell the person who gave it to you the truth. Share this article with him / her. This is your moral obligation.
If you see anyone share this video, please tell them that it’s false. Share this debunking article with them. Don’t ignore it, and say it’s none of your business.
Lying Is A Sin In Islam
Shame on Muslims who believe that it’s perfectly halal to create false stories to foment hatred and violence against other people, even if they are Israelis. As I recall, lying is a SIN in Islam.
In fact it is considered the most wicked of crimes. Here are selected quotes from the Quran on lying and making false accusations :
“The curse of Allah be upon him if he should be among the liars.” [Quran 24:7]
“Indeed Allah does not guide one who is a transgressor and a liar.” [Quran 40:28]
“Do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].” [Quran 2:42]
Bad Muslims who posted this and other similar videos would do well to remember them. STOP posting false stories to instigate hatred and violence!
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