The killing of American General Thomas Hurley in the tank holocaust that occurred to Israeli forces in Gaza.
Recently, a picture has gone viral on social media of a man allegedly named Thomas Hurley, believed to be a U.S. General slain in the tank massacre that was suffered by the Israeli forces during ground battles in the Gaza Strip.
These posts assert that General Hurley held a prominent position as a senior expert at the Institute for Military Strategic Studies for Guerrilla Warfare, affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense, as per the allegation.
Misbar’s investigation refutes the claim, revealing it to be misleading. The picture is outdated and does not depict an American General named Thomas Hurley. Furthermore, there are no reports of a U.S. General by this name being killed during Israeli ground operations in the Gaza Strip.
The Picture Depicts U.S. General George Casey in Iraq in 2005
The picture dates back to November 30, 2005, capturing General George Casey, the highest-ranking U.S. military commander in Iraq, attending a commemoration marking the restoration of security to the Iraqi borders in Husaybah city. This city was a significant battleground during the American "Operation Steel Curtain" along the Syrian-Iraqi border during the same period.
No Official News of the Death of a General Named Thomas Hurley in Gaza
Upon searching for the alleged death of an American general named Thomas Hurley in Gaza, it was found that there is no record of a general by that name, and no official source has published the news.
Further research into those named Thomas Hurley revealed a retired American colonel sharing the same name, and he passed away on February 4, 2015, at the age of 91, in his residence in Manchester. Additionally, several other individuals with the identical name were also identified.
U.S. Supports Israel Militarily in Its Ongoing War on Gaza
After the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, the United States promptly dispatched military equipment to Israel, deploying ships and fighter jets to the region, prepared to provide Israel with whatever it needed in its war on the Gaza Strip.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin authorized the deployment of the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. However, Defense Department officials have stated since the beginning of the war on Gaza that the Department has no plans to deploy U.S. troops to partake in the conflict on behalf of Israel.
The Killing of Israeli Soldiers During Ground Battles in the Gaza Strip
The Palestinian resistance in Gaza has managed to kill dozens of Israeli soldiers involved in the incursion into the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the ground operation.
In the latest update, Abu Obaida, the spokesperson for the Al-Qassam Brigades, stated on Monday, November 20, that the Brigades destroyed 60 Israeli military vehicles, including 10 troop carriers, in a span of 72 hours.
Abu Obaida pointed out that the clashes are still ongoing with the occupying forces on several fronts in the Gaza Strip. He emphasized that Al-Qassam Brigades “carried out a number of qualitative operations against the enemy, resulting in casualties and injuries among the soldiers.”