It happens every year, and sure enough this year is no exception.
Whenever there are heavy rains and snow that flood Gaza, the Palestinians blame Israel for "opening dams" that don't exist.
Al Watan Voice, Palestine News Network, Al Resalah, Palestine Times and many other Arab media outlets are saying:
"Israeli" occupation forces on Saturday evening opened rainwater dams towards the agricultural lands in the east of Gaza. Local sources reported that the occupation is opening rainwater dams in different areas east of the city which resulted in the flooding of tens of dunums of agricultural land.I've been documenting these spurious claims since 2010.
Every winter, the Israeli occupation authorities deliberately open dams near their border with the Gaza Strip.
Last year the official PA news agency went beyond blaming Israel for opening dams to claiming that Israel is actively pumping water into Gaza just to flood them.
Some idiots hate Israel so much that they claim that since Israel does have a few tiny limans (mini-dams to create oases) and reservoirs in communities near Gaza (as I'd pointed out years before) that anyone pointing out that there are no dams with the capability of being opened towards Gaza is just an evil hasbarist. Since Gazans claim it, it must be true and Israelis are all liars.
But no less an organization than Al Jazeera issued a correction last year after they quoted one of the may dam accusations:
Proving that Al Jazeera is just another Zionist media outlet.
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