Blue Helmet Man is replaced by a team of younger guys who act the part:
There is also clear evidence that the bodies of the jihadists who wereÂ killed by the Israeli airstrikeÂ were moved to be closer to the schoolÂ for that photo op – even the drag marks are visible, asÂ Thomas WictorÂ shows.
The Gazans know that photos are worth more than bullets. Yesterday’s hysterical condemnations based on Pallywood photos proves their case.
And the photographers are in on the scam.
On SundayÂ the Obama White HouseÂ criticized IsraelÂ for firing on terrorists operating near a United Nations School in Gaza. Ten people were reportedly killed when Israel targeted terrorists on a motorcycle near the school.
The Obama State DepartmentÂ said:
The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in RafahÂ sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least ten more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed.
But it was all a hoax.
Hamas staged the entire media spectacle.Â ViaÂ Jihad Watch:
The Israeli shell hit just outside of the UN school targeting and killing the Hamas terrorists who just fired rockets at Israel.
The entire scene was completely staged for the cameras.
The Media’s Role in Hamas’ War Strategy
Hamas’ PR strategy can only work if international news media follows the script, whether willingly or under coercion.
In this most recent exchange of hostilities between Hamas and Israel, a number of commentators have noted Hamas’ unusual war tactics. Jeffrey GoldbergÂ asks, “Is Hamas Trying to Get Gazans Killed?” Even Mahmoud AbbasÂ queried, “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” As Bob SchiefferÂ put itÂ with a touch of euphemism:
In the Middle East, the Palestinian people find themselves in the grip of a terrorist group that has embarked on a strategy to get its own children killed in order to build sympathy for its causeâ€”a strategy that might actually be working, at least in some quarters.
It appears to some, likeÂ Michael Oren, that Hamas deliberately maximizes its own people’s suffering for PR. To others, such a strategy would be so base and unthinkable, that theyÂ considerÂ the very suggestion of it “racist and reprehensible.” Hamas’ Khaled Mashaal officiallyÂ deniesÂ that Hamas engages in such a heinous policy, even as other Palestinian JihadisÂ bragÂ about media-assured benefits derived from their own civilians’ deaths. And now, the IDF has possession of aÂ Hamas training manualÂ that advises its combatants to use civilian shields.