Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 2 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Saudis complain at fake Israel plane picture
Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia has dismissed a picture on social media of one of its planes parked at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport as a politically-motivated fabrication.

Spokesman Abdulrahman Al-Tayeb says "There are some quarters that use a large number of anonymous social media accounts to spread lies, rumours and exaggerations to harm and defame the airline, a national symbol," according to the Saudi newspaper Okaz.

"Unfortunately, some people, in good faith, re-tweet them without verifying their authenticity, which makes them responsible for their actions, and thus liable to punishment under the law," he warns.

Although he does not spell it out, Saudi readers will most likely identify the "quarters" Mr Al-Tayeb mentions as supporters of neighbouring Qatar, who are waging a fierce social media campaign against the Saudi-led blockade of the small Gulf state.

Saudi Arabia and its allies accuse Qatar of funding terrorist groups and forging ties with the rival regional power Iran.

The original photograph was taken by Reuters news agency, and shows a plane of Israel's El Al national carrier at the airport.

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  There will be a war Israel - Iran? albtoda 11 1,127 06-01-2018, 01:45 AM
Last Post: primaboy99
  Iran bombing Israel jankypete 3 478 05-12-2018, 04:47 PM
Last Post: micko05
  Sex toy manufacturer sells fake penises to "transgendered children" Hakurinn 29 2,866 02-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Last Post: 6R1ff1N
  Kidnapper tried to sell model on dark web after luring her to fake photo shoot: cops meggiescouldm 33 3,637 10-15-2017, 03:05 PM
Last Post: pszenicadurum
  Israel Hacked Kaspersky, Caught Russian Spies Hacking American Spies, But... difental 1 350 10-12-2017, 08:07 PM
Last Post: ponychan

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)