News of politician Benjamin Netanyahu’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Israeli Prime Minister is alive and well.
UPDATE 11/11/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Benjamin Netanyahu death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Benjamin Netanyahu’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Israelian politician’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (November 09, 2019), our beloved politician Benjamin Netanyahu passed away. Benjamin Netanyahu was born on October 21, 1949 in Tel Aviv. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 70-year-old politician was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Israelian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a politician of Benjamin Netanyahu's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (77%) of respondents think those Benjamin Netanyahu death rumors are not funny anymore.
Benjamin Netanyahu Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (November 10) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Benjamin Netanyahu is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved politician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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