It’s the Mideast equivalent of “Dog bites man,” but it took the media nearly a month to recognize its sheer obviousness: Hamas lies. Hamas lies systematically, instructing civilians to misinform the foreign press. It lies habitually, with a formidable record of mendacity from previous conflicts. And it lies guiltlessly, convinced that the objectives of ‘resistance’ supersede quaint notions of truth-telling. Nonetheless, since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge over a month ago, Western media have relied on Gaza’s Hamas-run Health Ministry – as here, here and here – for casualty tallies. As one reporter told the Washington Post, when it comes to body counts, the Hamas Health Minister Ashraf Al-Qidra is “the only game in town.” For his part, Qidra has acknowledged that he considers any fatality who has not been claimed by an armed group as a civilian. And for its part, the Hamas leadership almost never admits its operatives have been killed – and instructs Gazans to do the same. Consequently, Qidra’s running total labels three-quarters of Gaza deaths as civilians. The result has been thundering condemnation of Israel for “indiscriminate” bombing. Hamas has taken a beating in its latest battle with Israel, but so too has media credibility.
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Don’t know if they are Islamic State or al-Nusra jihadistsÂ does it matter what they call themselves? All that matters is that these are devout Muslims Â shooting Christians in cold blood just for being Christians
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Can you believe this: “They marched chanting in support of terrorism. They marched with false accusations of genocide. They marched holding swastikas. They marched in support ofÂ â€ª#â€ŽHamasâ€¬.” In Boston!!!
Recently, hundreds marched against Israel in Boston. They marched, exercising their First Amendment rights, against Israel and in support of Hamas, which bans free speech. From the steps of the oldest free public library in the United States,…