by Chris Menahan at Information Liberation
The Los Angeles Times has retracted a claim from columnist Jonah Goldberg that Hamas was raping women as part of their attacks, stating “for the record” that “such reports have not been substantiated.”
“An earlier version of this column mentioned rape in the attacks [committed by Hamas], but such reports have not been substantiated,” the LA Times said.
LA Times retracts allegations of rape & concludes "such reports have not been substantiated".
The unproven rape allegations can only cause pain to the families of detained Israelis & fan the flames for flattening Gaza & killing scores of civilians… Reality is ugly enough! pic.twitter.com/OblZ9hncXT
— Muhammad Shehada (@muhammadshehad2) October 10, 2023
Though claims of mass rape were spread from the very start of the war, the only video evidence that’s been produced to back up the rumors are one clip of a female captive with dirty pants and one clip of Shani Louk being hauled off in the back of a truck. The media falsely claimed Louk was stripped naked (even though she had a bikini top or bra and bottoms on) and raped (for which there’s no evidence whatsoever) but Louk’s mother said on Tuesday that her daughter is still alive and is in a hospital in Gaza.…Continue Reading