The media coverage of terror group Hamas’ deliberately-crafted border assault on Israel has been egregious: from CNN to MSNBC to The New York Times, mainstream outlets have acted as propaganda vehicles for one of the worst regimes on the planet. Hamas has spent weeks ginning up attacks on the border with the Gaza Strip — an area completely controlled by Hamas, which was elected to power in 2006 after Israel’s withdrawal from the area — and yet the media treat Israel as the aggressor.
Here’s the proof.
First, meet senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahhar.
He explains openly on Al Jazeera (translation via MEMRI):
When you are in possession of weapons that were able to withstand the occupation in the wars of 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2014, when you have weapons that are being wielded by men who were able to prevent the strongest army in the region from entering the Gaza Strip for 51 days, and were able to capture or kill soldiers of that army is this really ‘peaceful resistance’? This is not peaceful resistance. Has the option [of armed struggle] diminished? No. On the contrary, it is growing and developing. … So when we talk about peaceful resistance, we are deceiving the public. This is peaceful resistance bolstered by a military force and by security agencies and enjoying tremendous popular support. … This deception does not fool the Palestinian public.
Or ask members of the “protesting” public. NPR asked a Gazan with a kite with a swastika on it why they were flying the swastika. His answer: “It’s what we mean. We want them to burn.”
Or ask the leader of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar, who said last week that 100,000 people could try to storm the border fence today. Israel has even dropped leaflets telling Gazans not to do so. Here’s Sinwar in his own words:
Our people and our boys will surprise the entire world with what they have in store. Let them wait for our big push. We will take down the border and we will tear out their hearts from their bodies.
Not surprisingly, many of those killed are Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists:
Hamas has a long history of using human shields in their operations. During the 2014 Gaza War, they hid their headquarters in a hospital. And in case you were wondering, Hamas has a long history of manipulating for the cameras as well. Watch this apparent miracle in Gaza, as a man reportedly approaching the border on crutches is suddenly healed by Israeli soldiers:
But don’t worry – the media will bring you Hamas’ side of the story.