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The "real" Rebecca

A former IDF soldier who hasn’t served for years is now receiving hundreds of death threats from Hamas terror supporters after an old photo of her in uniform was posted by Hamas, falsely claiming she shot and killed a pro-terrorist female Gazan nurse during border violence on Friday. Thanks to the StandWithUs organization, the “real” Rebecca made a public statement to clarify the situation.

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The truth? Rebecca isn’t even in the army. She hasn’t served for years.

After getting caught with their lies and fake news “Freedom for Gaza” makes it very clear they don’t care that they were caught lying and spreading fake news. At this point, Facebook has not shut down their account either.

It’s still not clear how Razan Al Najjar was shot and killed, and the IDF is carrying out a full investigation of the incident. What is clear, however, is that Hamas made very sure to maximize the possibility that civilians — and in particular, vulnerable women and children — would be positioned so as to exploit their chances of being the first to die in border violence Friday as the terrorists were creating threats and provocations that compelled IDF soldiers to open fire to protect the border.

The person who opened fire and ultimately shot Al Najjar, however, may or may not have been an IDF soldier — it’s not yet clear — because Hamas terrorists also had access to firearms, and is not above lying.

Regardless of who it was however, one thing is certain: It wasn’t Rebecca, because Rebecca wasn’t in uniform. Following is a transcript of her remarks.

“I am Rebecca, the girl from the Facebook photo that went viral, and I have something to tell you.

The Freedom for Gaza Facebook page is a page used to spread lies and hate about Israel. On their page, they refer to Islamic Jihad rockets fired upon innocent Israelis as a good morning, and they called the U.S. Ambassador to the UN a b—tch. All they do is try to glorify terror.

They also posted a photo of me saying I am an IDF soldier who has killed a Gazan, and this has led to hundreds of hate messages and death threats to my life and to my friends’ lives.

The truth is, I am an educator and I haven’t served in the IDF for years. If these people really cared about Gazans, they would be protesting Hamas and not spreading lies by using my photo on Facebook.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.