Space Image Showing Gaza In Flames?

Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted a picture from space that he claims shows explosions in Gaza. But as you can see when compared to a map of the region, the "explosions" are simply city lights in Israel, not Gaza (which is relatively dark).

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Whether this astronaut is just ignorant in geography of the area or deliberately posted misinformation is irrelevant. The pro-Palestinian sheep have already fallen into step, retweeting it 33,000 times as of this writing.

UPDATE: Times of Israel also noticed the inconsistency. They marked off Israeli cities (though they included the Egyptian city of Rafah as a part of Gaza):


But facts and accuracy are not relevant to anti-Israeli pundits.

UPDATE II: Its bad enough an astronaut exposes his ignorance on his twitter feed, but now NASA is backing his vision of Gaza in flames.

Posted by: DMartyr at 06:08 PM


1 Don't act so surprized, Dear Martyr.
You know what the primary purpose of NASA is.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at July 24, 2014 08:11 PM

2 It's kind of funny how often I would actually be happy if the fantasy of nitwit leftists were true.

Posted by: Veeshir at July 24, 2014 08:34 PM

3 I'm calling foul. I knew immediately that those were simply city lights. If he actually believed that those were fires he'd be tweeting that every major city in the whole world is on FIRE!!!1!11!!


Posted by: Jedi Master Ivyan at July 24, 2014 10:35 PM

4 Is this person a real astronaiut (like the ones in the old days who actually operated a spacecraft) ? Or one what they refer to now as 'payload' ?

Posted by: zingtrofffzinn at July 25, 2014 08:20 AM

5 This is a useful reminder that a horse's ass can be an astronaut.

Posted by: pst314 at July 25, 2014 08:49 AM

Maybe some of the 'smoke' from Oregon and Colorado made into space and he 'accidently' sniffed it. Just sayin'.

Posted by: gDavid at July 25, 2014 05:09 PM

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