Guardian video falsely claims that Hezbollah drone was shot down over “Palestinian territory”.


The Guardian posted the following video story on the Hezbollah drone shot down by the Israeli Air Force on Oct. 6.

Note the text on the screen claiming that the drone was shot down over “Palestinian territory”.

The video included a clip of Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah claiming that the Iranian sponsored Islamist terror group had the right to send such UAVs over “southern Palestine”.

The Guardian’s caption for the video reads as follows:

“The Hezbollah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says it sent the drone shot down by Israel over Mount Hebron in the West Bank on Saturday. Nasrallah says it is the right of Hezbollah to fly drones in the occupied territories. Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu says his country will act to defend its borders.”

However, the drone, which was launched from Lebanon, was not shot down over Palestinian territory.  

The UAV traveled down the Mediterranean coast before crossing into Israel from Gaza. Then, it traveled east across Israel’s Negev desert, and was shot down above the Yatir Forest - south of the border with the West Bank, clearly inside Israel.

“A” marks the Yatir Forrest

The text on the video, as with the caption, is not accurate.

You can contact the Guardian’s readers editor, Chris Elliott, to seek a correction.

 reader@guardian.co.uk

5 comments on “Guardian video falsely claims that Hezbollah drone was shot down over “Palestinian territory”.

  1. It would be glib to say that Harriet Sherwood is getting sloppy but she has never been other than sloppy and empty headed.

    Those Guardian types convince themselves that the fantasy world that they live in is real.

    • Exactly. When Hezbollah talk about “southern Palestine”, it’s pretty likely that it’s Israel they’re talking about.

  2. It’s OK. They learnt the use of maps, coordinates and their geography from Harriett GPS Sherwood….

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