Pallywood and the Media’s Role in Hamas’ War Strategy

Blue Helmet Man is replaced by a team of younger guys who act the part:

Pallywood! Little girl used as prop for cameras at UNRWA school (EoZ)

There is also clear evidence that the bodies of the jihadists who were killed by the Israeli airstrike were moved to be closer to the school for that photo op – even the drag marks are visible, as Thomas Wictor 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.

Sunday’s Gaza UNRWA School Bombing Was COMPLETELY STAGED

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, GWP

On Sunday the Obama White House criticized Israel 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 Department said:

The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah 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. Via Jihad Watch:

The Israeli shell hit just outside of the UN school targeting and killing the Hamas terrorists who just fired rockets at Israel.

Those killed by the shell were dragged into the courtyard.
hamas school 1

To create the image of innocent civilians Hamas brought in the body of a small dead child to be placed at the scene.
hamas school 2

The same man arranged her body next to the dead Hamas terrorists.
hamas school

Finally, they rush off the dead girl’s body for the cameras.
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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.

Published on August 5, 2014

In this most recent exchange of hostilities between Hamas and Israel, a number of commentators have noted Hamas’ unusual war tactics. Jeffrey Goldberg asks, “Is Hamas Trying to Get Gazans Killed?” Even Mahmoud Abbas queried, “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” As Bob Schieffer put it 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 cause—a strategy that might actually be working, at least in some quarters.

The dark strategy has even inspired Israeli Children for Peace to appeal to Palestinian children and a Francophone Israeli to reach out to a bereaved Palestinian mother.

It appears to some, like 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 they consider the very suggestion of it “racist and reprehensible.” Hamas’ Khaled Mashaal officially denies that Hamas engages in such a heinous policy, even as other Palestinian Jihadis brag about media-assured benefits derived from their own civilians’ deaths. And now, the IDF has possession of a Hamas training manual that advises its combatants to use civilian shields.

According to its critics, Hamas’ war strategy works like this: (Link)