Aug 18, 2022
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Hamas recently “confirmed” its 2015 accusation that Israel was using dolphins as naval commandos to hunt down and kill Al Aqsa brigade members.

The Jerusalem-based Arabic language news service, Al Quds,  published a story on Monday headlined “Confirmation of what was published in “Al-Quds” in 2015. Al-Qassam Brigades reveals the occupation’s use of “Dolphin” to pursue its members”.

“The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, revealed today, Monday, that the Israeli occupation security forces used Dolphin to pursue its marine commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip,’ Al Quds wrote. The article cited a video called “Suqur al-Sahel”, an hour-long infomercial for Hamas, as claiming that Hamas had successfully retrieved “devices” that that “were installed on the dolphin and prepared for use in the assassination of the navy’s elements.”


The video displayed an image of a device that appeared to be equipped with a harpoon.  According to the video, a Hamas terrorist was killed by one of the dolphins.

The original story published by Al Quds in 2015 claimed that Hamas had captured a dolphin equipped with spying devices, including cameras.Al-Quds said that the dolphin recruit was “stripped of its will” and turned into “a murderer” by the Israeli security services.

This is not the first time such accusations have been made about Israeli using animals in its war on terror. In 2008, the official Wafa Palestinian Arab news agency reported that Israel was weaponizing rats to drive Arabs out of the Old City of Jerusalem.  The rats were reportedly trained to distinguish between Jewish and Arab homes and shops in Jerusalem, and only attack the Arabs. 

In February 2007, the anti-Israel IMEMC reported that wild boars were released by Israeli settlers in order to destroy the plants and crops of Palestinians in Salfit.

 In 2010 Israel denied Egyptian claims that a series of shark attacks in the Red Sea were the result of a Mossad plot.

A few weeks later, a vulture found in Saudi Arabia with a GPS transmitter was accused of being a Mossad operative.

And in 2012, villagers in Turkey found a small migratory bird that had dies. A ring was on its leg raising fears that the bird was an Israeli spy.