Pakistan threaten Israel with nuclear war in response to fake news
By Khaama Press - Sun Dec 25 2016, 1:14 pm
“Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh.Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too AH,” according to a Twitter post by minister Asif.
He was apparently infuriated by a fake news news article published on awdnews.com having a typo-laden headline “Israeli Defense Minister: If Pakistan send ground troops to Syria on any pretext, we will destroy this country with a nuclear attack.”
The news article appeared on the website on Dec. 20, alongside articles with headlines like “Clinton is staging a military coup against Trump.”
Asif’s tweet was roundly criticized on twitter, with many calling on him to act in a more responsible manner.
“Oh Khawaja Saab, It’s a Fake News From Fake News Outlets. Act Like a Defense Minister,” wrote one commentator.
Israel’s Defense Ministry quoted in a report by local newspaper, Haaretz, said “The statements attributed to former defense minister Ya’alon regarding Pakistan were never said. The report the Pakistani defense minister responded to is completely false.”