A post shared on Facebook claims Hebrew Channel 13 announced the killing of Ayala Ben-Gvir, wife of Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir.
The claim does not appear on Hebrew Channel 13’s website or on its verified social media accounts. In addition, Ben-Gvir responded to social media rumors that she’d died, saying she was still alive, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly rejected the creation of a Palestinian state amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to BBC News. Netanyahu made the revelation during a recent press conference, the outlet reported.
“Channel 13 Hebrew *Officially announces the killing of Ben Ghafir’s wife in the operation now*…. to hell and a miserable fate,” the Facebook post’s caption reads. While the post includes a photo of Ben-Gvir and his wife standing side-by-side, it does not provide a source to support the claim.
The claim that Hebrew Channel 13 announced the killing of Ayala Ben-Gvir is false, as the claim is neither referenced on the outlet’s website nor its verified social media accounts. In addition, Ayala Ben-Gvir responded to recent social media rumors that she’d died, saying she was still alive, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The Post shared a statement she shared on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter, that reads, “There was a rumor on the Arab networks that I was murdered in an attack in Adora, but unfortunately, the last time I checked, I am alive, thank God.”
ברשתות הערביות הריצו שמועה שנרצחתי בפיגוע באדורה, אבל לצערם בפעם האחרונה שבדקתי, אני ברוך ה’ בחיים. הנה תמונה מהיום להוכחה:
(קרדיט לאחד מהמצלמים- אלקנה וולפסון) pic.twitter.com/ihs1IplY62
— אילה בן גביר (@ayalabengvir) January 16, 2024
According to the New Arab, Israeli forces killed three teenage Palestinians on Jan. 12 near the Adora settlement. The teens, who were cousins, had allegedly planned a “terrorist infiltration” at the settlement, the outlet indicated. (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Expired Gaza Aid In Egypt)
Ayala’s husband, Itamar Ben-Gvir, has served as Israel’s Minister of National Security since 2022, according to Wikipedia.
Check Your Fact has contacted Hebrew Channel 13 for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.