Memri har samlet nogle uddrag fra Hamas pressestrategi
“Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank. Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza.
“Begin [your reports of] news of resistance actions with the phrase ‘In response to the cruel Israeli attack,’ and conclude with the phrase ‘This many people have been martyred since Israel launched its aggression against Gaza.’ Be sure to always perpetuate the principle of ‘the role of the occupation is attack, and we in Palestine are fulfilling [the role of] the reaction.’
“Beware of spreading rumors from Israeli spokesmen, particularly those that harm the home front. Be wary regarding accepting the occupation’s version [of events]. You must always cast doubts on this [version], disprove it, and treat it as false.
“Avoid publishing pictures of rockets fired into Israel from [Gaza] city centers. This [would] provide a pretext for attacking residential areas in the Gaza Strip. Do not publish or share photos or video clips showing rocket launching sites or the movement of resistance [forces] in Gaza.
“To the administrators of news pages on Facebook: Do not publish close-ups of masked men with heavy weapons, so that your page will not be shut down [by Facebook] on the claim that you are inciting violence. In your coverage, be sure that you say: ‘The locally manufactured shells fired by the resistance are a natural response to the Israeli occupation that deliberately fires rockets against civilians in the West Bank and Gaza’…”
Resultatet kan man se og høre i de fleste medier, en ofte ukritisk kolportering af Hamas påstande, mistænkeliggørelse af Israel og direkte udeladelser af afgørende oplysninger og sammenhænge. BBC Watch giver et uddybende eksempel på, hvorledes Hamas terminologi glider ind i nyhedsformidlingen
Over the past week or so, the BBC has put considerable effort into amplifying and promoting Hamas’ main pre-condition for a ceasefire: the removal of border restrictions imposed by Egypt and Israel in response to terrorism against their citizens carried out by terrorist organisations in the Gaza Strip. Documentation of some of those BBC efforts can be seen here, here, here and here.
In the past few days, however, we have seen a shift in the BBC’s approach to the topic. No longer content with ‘merely’ providing context-free advertisement for the demands of a proscribed terror organisation, the BBC has now adopted that organisation’s terminology, ditching its former use of the phrase “economic blockade” for the inaccurate and partial term “siege”.
Here is a screenshot from the July 28th edition of BBC Two’s flagship news and current affairs programme ‘Newsnight’.
One presumes that the BBC is familiar with the Oxford English Dictionary. Here is its definition of a siege:
“A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender.”
A besieging army does not ensure and facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid including food and medical supplies to those it surrounds. It does not supply them with 50% of their electricity supply, with oil and diesel or with cooking gas. It does not help them export their produce and give their farmers agricultural training. It does not evacuate their sick and treat them – sometimes at its own expense – in its own hospitals.
Israel of course does all of the above – and more – and critically, Israel’s aim is not to compel “those inside to surrender”, but to prevent in as far as is possible the flow of weapons and dual-use goods which can be used to manufacture weapons into the Gaza Strip because for fourteen years its own civilians have been under attack by terrorist organisations located there.
Vi ser ingen Hamas krigere og hører kun om civile dødsfald i forbindelse med israelske bombardementer og efterlades med et indtryk af de israelske styrker som unødigt agressive. Modus operandi er et ukendt begreb og Hamas ønske om at ville udslette Israel optræder højest som et kuriosum. Men Hamas modus operandi med menneskeskjold har betydning for antallet af dræbte civile palæstinensere og ingen hær har som den israelske gjort så meget for at mindske lidelserne for modpartens civile. Det er den samme historie, hver gang Israel tager et opgør med de terrororganisationer, der har svoret massedrab på jøderne. Medierne svømmer over med Hamas eller Hezbollahs hysteri om massakrer på palæstinensiske civile og fordømmelserne regner ned over Israel. Meget senere når regnskabet gøres op har det ikke mediernes eller politikernes interesse at Israel har været udsat for et justitsmord. Og for hver gang lægges der lidt til det stigende endnu diffuse jødehad på venstrefløjen.
Hamas brug af menneskeskjolde og uklare skelnen mellem civile og krigere udsætter selvfølgelig civile for livsfare. Og det er en krigsforbrydelse. Det er ligeledes en krigsforbrydelse at bruge hospitaler, skoler og FN faciliteter som affyringsramper for raketangreb da det gør dem til legale militære mål.
(Videoen kan ses her, men uden undertekster og her affyrer Hamas en raket bag en journalist, der skynder sig væk, da området derved er gjort til et militært mål)
Men Mange af de civile der bliver ramt af krigen rammes af Hamas skødesløse omgang med våben og menneskeliv. Algemeiners Dovid Efune vurderer at 25% af Hamas raketter falder ned i Gaza
As many as 25 percent of Hamas rocket attacks against Israel in the current Israel-Hamas war don’t make it out of Gaza and strike civilians inside the coastal enclave, Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune asserted in an interview on Real News TV on Friday.
Asked about an explosion at a UN school on Thursday, which killed at least 15, according to Gazan reports, Efune pointed to the IDF’s claim that the source of the munition may have been Hamas.
Algemeiner skriver ligeledes om hvorledes journalister bliver udnyttet eller intimideret til at være en del af Hamas propaganda maskine
Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati said he was able to speak freely about witnessing a Hamas misfire that killed nine children at the Shati camp, confirming the Israel Defense Forces version of events, but only after leaving Gaza, “far from Hamas retaliation.”
On Twitter, Barbati, Jerusalem Correspondent for Radio Popolare Milano, and a former reporter for Sky Italia, in Beijing, said, “Out of #Gaza far from #Hamas retaliation: misfired rocket killed children yday [yesterday] in Shati. Witness: militants rushed and cleared debris.”
He said, “@IDFSpokesperson said truth in communique released yesterday about Shati camp massacre. It was not #Israel behind it.”
On Tuesday, the IDF released aerial photos showing how a rocket from Gaza targeting Israel hit the Shati camp, run by the UNRWA, and Al Shifa Hospital, which has become a de-facto Hamas headquarters, against international rules of war.
Barbati said he was unable to speak about the Al Shifa hit, but he was certain that it was a Hamas rocket that hit the Shati camp, and a witness saw militants rushing to clean the debris.
Thomas Wictor har foretaget et glimrende stykke research, som medierne ikke har villet besvære sig med, på en anden påstået massakre ved Shijaiyah markedsplads og konkluderer ganske overbevisende at dødsfaldende skyldtes Hamas omgang med egne raketter
That burning warehouse was full of Hamas rockets. The series of concussions you hear are secondary explosions, not the primary explosions of aerial munitions. When you bomb a warehouse full of fueled rockets, each rocket will explode separately. What happened was the empty marketplace next to the burning warehouse became the set for a Pallywood production, but then the rockets started exploding, killing and maiming the people who tried to exploit this situation.
I know they’re secondary explosions because they’re causing no destruction. No fountains of earth or clouds of dust appear with each loud BOOM! And the Palestinians also sent out a photo of what they called an “unexploded Israeli missile” from this incident.
It’s not. The size would mean that it was an MK-84 2000-lb. general-purpose bomb, but those have casings that are cast in one piece. This “munition” has a welded-on nose cone. You can clearly see the the weld line, part of it in white. Therefore it’s not Israeli. It’s a prop for sympathetic or coerced photographers.
A reader tipped me off that a nearly identical photo was published on July 14, 2014.
That means this object has nothing whatsoever to do with the events of July 30, 2014. Note the spurious caption. Great work, Getty Images!
This next bit of video is very gruesome, but it shows that I’m right. You don’t have to watch it because I’ve isolated the relevant evidence that this damage was caused by Hamas rockets exploding. Read the description below the video first.
It contains footage of a man whose face, arms, torso, and legs are burned black. If you click the image, it’s pixelated so that you can’t see the terrible details.
His legs are also broken. The only thing that could’ve done all that was an exploding rocket that smashed into him and doused him in burning fuel.
WARNING! WARNING! CONJECTURE AHEAD!
He has rolled trouser legs, indicating that he’s a Salafist Wahabbist. He may be a Hamas operative who was blown out of the warehouse and across the street.
Here’s more evidence that part of a burning rocket shooting along the wall wreaked all that havoc. First, we see the body of Rani Rayan, marked with the green arrow.
We’re told that he was killed by an aerial munition, but the paramedic sitting up next to him is alive. Also, look at all the shoes lying around, and remember that most people were injured in the feet, ankles, shins, and lower body.
Next, the fronts of the two ambulances.
Why would the fronts be shattered if the air strike happened behind the ambulances, as the videos show? Here’s the answer, which also explains why the bystanders turned on the water. Look at the smoke stain and holes in the wall, marked with a green arrow.
They’re from a Hamas rocket fuel tank. Because it was a tank, it contained no shrapnel. The fuel ignited in the warehouse, causing the tank to shoot like a torpedo across the street. It struck and killed Rani Rayan, breaking his legs. Please forgive the awful image, but it proves that I’m right. He has no shrapnel injuries, only badly broken legs.
The fuel tank then exploded on the ground in the corner of the courtyard, blowing off everybody’s shoes and injuring them in the lower extremities. It turned each stone and piece of trash into a low-flying projectile.
All the videos to which I’ve linked are heavily edited to persuade viewers that this was an air strike on ambulances, but when the people trying to deceive you don’t know about military or technical matters, they make mistakes.
One of the secondary explosions was caught on film, at 2:03. You can hear the explosion and see the puff of smoke from the rocket blowing up.
So: the open-air market was closed, not crowded or busy. Israel had declared a ceasefire that did not include Shijaiyah, because Hamas kept firing rockets from that neighborhood. The Israelis struck a warehouse, not the market. Their intelligence was good; the fourteen secondary explosions show that the warehouse was full of rockets. The Palestinians showed up to create propaganda. They brought ambulances and frantic paramedics, but their inhuman leaders hadn’t told them that the warehouse was a giant bomb waiting to go off.
The rockets exploded, Hamas got its faked atrocity video, and the stenographers of the western media dutifully wrote what they were told.
Does it matter to anybody that the whole thing is a lie from top to bottom?
The Telegraph article has very high-quality video that allowed me to garner further proof that this was a self-inflicted massacre.
First, you can see Rani Rayan a second before his death. He’s marked with the green arrow.
The moment the explosion happens, every person nearby has his feet knocked out from under him.
All those men are airborne, their legs having been hit with and forced backward by a pressure wave only a few inches above the ground. The first explosion sounds like a pulse-jet engine: preh-keh-ka-boom. That’s the noise of a large, hard object clattering down the cinder-block wall.
It was an exploding Hamas rocket fuel tank that killed and injured these people. I have no doubt.
Der henvises til Pallywood og nedenstående film fra 2009 viser, hvordan en israelsk massakre oftest bliver til