Latest Libel Debunked: The Electrocution of Teacher Abdallah Abulqtifan

A number of anti-Israel social media accounts and news sites have blamed Israel for the electrocution death of “Palestinian teacher” Abdallah Abulqtifan:

This is a rehash of the flood libel that reappears almost every time there is heavy rain in Israel – which is what we experienced yesterday.

The first hint this is a lie is the fact not all social media accounts got the memo to blame Israel. Some, like the below, just mentioned his death by electrocution:

The website Arab48 blames it primarily on the heavy rains (but does mention the dam libel as a contributing factor):

According to medical sources at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, Abdullah Qteifan, 31, from Al-Masha’ala area, died as a result of an electric short circuit in his house as a result of drowning due to heavy rains.

Several streets and houses were flooded in the Gaza Strip, as a result of the heavy rains that fell on the governorate on Saturday evening.

The main Salah al-Din Street, off the central Gaza Strip, was flooded and the movement of vehicles in the area was affected.

Several houses in Deir al-Balah and Khan Yunis, south of the Strip, were flooded as a result of the heavy rains that fell on Saturday evening.

The Civil Defense said that it had received many signals about the roofs of tin roofs falling due to heavy rains, and the injuries were dealt with, and water was withdrawn from the houses.

It is noteworthy that the infrastructure destroyed by the recent Israeli aggression has not yet been reconstructed, but temporary repairs have been made to it, which threatens floods and road collapses, and the municipalities of the Gaza Strip are facing difficult conditions and great challenges as a result of the aggression, and continue to provide services to the population.

e competent authorities the repercussions of the current weather as a result of the depression and the heavy rains in the Strip, and the water pools it caused in a number of areas and the drowning of some houses, which are being dealt with.

In a statement, it stressed that the occupation’s opening of the dams bordering the Gaza Strip at more than one point exacerbated the seriousness and difficulty of the situation.

She added that she had given clear directions to all the competent authorities in the municipalities, the police, civil defense and emergency teams in the Ministries of Works and Social Development to work quickly and mitigate the repercussions of this weather condition on the affected citizens.

But here’s the clincher. The palestinian Sama News Agency not only blames it only on the heavy rain, but they reveal that the “teacher” was in fact a Hamas fighter.


26/12/2022: Gaza’s municipality has blamed the flooding on…Gazans!



David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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