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Did the Mossad Blow Up the Malaysian Airlines Jet?

Did the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad blow up Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370?

Published Mar 13, 2014


Claim:   The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad blew up Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2014]

Is it true that Mossad blew up the missing Malaysia airlines jet? I saw an article about that on Facebook.


Origins:   On 8 March 2014, the NODISINFO.COM web site published an article positing that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad sabotaged Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over the South China Sea on 8 March 2014 with 239 persons (227 passengers and 12 crew members) aboard:

Who blew up the Malaysian Airlines aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing? Who was on that jet that would be necessary to assassinate? It was surely destroyed through sabotage. Stolen passports were used by unknown individuals to apparently board the jets. The use of two stolen passports has been confirmed. Who else is there to suspect other than the Mossad? It is that entity alone which has a history of committing such high crimes through the use of forged identities.

It is their exclusive system, that is these rabid Zionist Jews, who plot and commit great crimes against humanity, murdering people outright through the means of deception – assisted through the reliance on forged identities.

This could not be a coincidence. Some group of treacherous ones plotted a plot to take down that jet, killing all on-board. The use of the stolen passports is categorical proof of such a plot, and the likely culprit is the Mossad.

Soon afterwards links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered it mistaking it for a genuine news item. However, that article was just another spoof from NODISINFO.COM, a web site whose stock in trade is satirizing far-out conspiracy claims by publishing outlandish versions of them (frequently featuring "zionists" and "zionist cabals"), such as "Desperate Zionists Publish Bermuda Triangle as Cover-Up for Malaysian Airlines Hoax" and "Michael Jackson's Mother Proves His Death was a Hoax."

Last updated:   13 March 2014

David Mikkelson founded the site now known as snopes.com back in 1994.

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