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We went to war In protest against the violence of Zionist settlement in the West Bank, and against the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and not least because we have been subjected to displacement and oppression by the occupying force since 1948, as a Hamas spokesman said immediately after the bloody act. Terrorism in southwestern Israel in the border areas with Gaza last Saturday.
With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the helm, the Israeli authorities sent a completely different message: this was a terrorist operation, carried out by human animals to kill innocent people, in the style of ISIS and Al-Qaeda, and it had nothing to do with anything. It happened before between Israelis and Palestinians.
We will forget the date and start on October 7, year zero 0, that is.
US President Joe Biden believed this rhetoric, saying that Hamas terrorists were worse than Al Qaeda – which killed about 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001.
Hamas = ISIS This is what Netanyahu and a number of other Israelis said last weekend. Over the weekend, the Israeli military was able to raise an ISIS flag that a dead Hamas soldier allegedly took with him across the border. South First Responders, which operates on the Telegram app and was first at some crime scenes last Saturday, claims its employees found an ISIS flag on the dead soldier at Kibbutz Sufa.
Social media was filled with messages and pictures of the flag, and one might have the impression that Hamas cooperated with ISIS during the terrorist operation in Israel.
There’s only one problem With this comparison: ISIS and Hamas are arch enemies. ISIS is an internationalist and wants an Islamic state throughout the world. Hamas is nationalist and wants a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and in the rest of Israel if possible.
So why is the ISIS flag among Hamas’ heritage? Here there are many possibilities for interpretations.
The parties don’t have much good to say about each other.
“We are fighting human animals,” Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said a few days ago. Israel’s ambassador to Berlin, Ron Prosor, went further, describing Hamas fighters as bloodthirsty animals.
– Soldiers or civilians, they are all our enemies, this is what former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal told Turkish television at the weekend. He was proud of the Hamas fighters who carried out terrorist acts against Israelis.
There are a lot scattered False and exaggerated stories in the wake of what happened last Saturday.
At the beginning of the week, a French television correspondent reported that 40 children had been beheaded in Kibbutz Kfar Azza. The Israeli army, the Israel Defense Forces, reported this. The story spread on social media and was attacked by other television stations and newspapers.
Before the end of the week, an Israeli army spokesman said that the beheading of children could not be verified.
In a televised speech on Wednesday, Joe Belden said he had seen pictures of children being beheaded by Hamas. Later he had to come back to this and say that he had spoken to someone who had seen these pictures.
The story of the decapitated children was first reported in the Israeli online newspaper i24News by reporter Nicole Zedek, who interviewed reservist David Ben Zion. When many began to wonder if the story was true, journalists Max Blumenthal and Alexander Rubinstein were able to say that David Ben Zion is a notorious extremist leader of Jewish settlers in the West Bank. A few months ago, he called on his armed extremist brothers to exterminate the Palestinians.
There is no doubt that terrorists in Gaza killed and kidnapped children, but they should have been beheaded or women raped, crimes that Hamas will not admit to. At least that’s what they said in a press release.
On social media Lies and truth are mixed into a horrific soup.
An Instagram post can say that Hamas captured Israeli officer Nimrod Aloni during the attack on Saturday. The post received 43,000 likes. The only problem was that Aloni was present during a meeting with other senior officers the next day.
A video posted on social media allegedly shows a Hamas fighter shooting down an Israeli helicopter. It has been viewed 230,000 times. The problem here is that this is a scene from the video game Arna 3.
The young woman, Noa Arjmani (25 years old), was kidnapped in Gaza, and a video will show her being burned alive. The video originates from the village of Rio Bravo in Guatemala, where a local woman was burned to death in 2015. Because the video is so short, you can’t clearly tell which face is in the photo.
Elon Musk It also contributed to the propaganda war. Through Company The European Union threatened to prosecute him.
Hamas and Israel do not talk to each other, but they rebuke each other. While Hamas does not distinguish much between civilians and military personnel, the IDF makes clear that they “do not kill civilians” and that their “moral standards are high,” IDF spokesman Richard Hecht claimed to the BBC on Saturday.
Where Palestinian civilians This is what the displaced people from northern Gaza will do in these hours, and it is also part of the propaganda war. Danny Ayalon, former deputy defense minister and former foreign policy advisor to Netanyahu, said on Saturday what many politicians and other people on the far right in Israel are thinking:
– They can go to the Sinai desert, there is a lot of space. Egyptians have a moral duty to resist them in order to save human lives.
– Exile is not forever, of course, Ayalon emphasized.
But when the Palestinians When they hear something like this, they become even more convinced that the Israelis will expel them again, as they did in 1948.
Both sides in the propaganda war invoke God and use him for all he’s worth, but it’s actually the same God.
Perhaps God is the judge.
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