Of course that’s the way they want it. The pro-Palestinian PR group, aided and abetted by liberals sympathetic to Palestine and hostile to the Jews and/or Israel, loosely labeled ‘Palllywood” operates more successfully if people aren’t aware of them. That way they can feed these “stories” to gullible news media such as BBC or flash them onto social media as action spontaneously recorded. A typical setup is a video of the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] beating or stomping a bloody Palestinian child or sobbing Palestinian fathers holding their dead children, killed in a brutal Israeli bombing on a school. By the time these are refuted as lies, the lies have taken hold round the world, seldom denounced or corrected by global media or Palestinian supporters.
The first thing you need to realize is that a certain percentage of the media and anti-Israeli know these videos are fake and they don’t care. They know the elaborate makeup, acting and editing that goes into these productions and they feel it’s either a good story or they believe the ends justify the means, as many Islamists do, especially to infidels. The goal is turn public opinion against Israel and the Jews, to advance the Palestinian cause, to coalesce their base and to fund raise for personal and national monies by portraying the Palestinians as a tiny impoverished David against an evil wealthy country of Jews, protected by the Great Satan America. There is typically a great tension that here is a breaking news video, smuggled out at great personal risk to reveal the “truth” to the world.
Hamas, which was labelled a terrorist group by the United States until the arrogance of President Obama believed just extending his friendly hand by approving the new Fatah-Hamas government last month, wasn’t asked for any concessions and makes Obama and the US look very foolish indeed.
A couple of points to keep in mind:
Israel warns Gaza right before it fires rockets, Hamas not only fails to return this favor but asks or forces its civilians into harms way.
Hamas has been caught may times setting up rocket sites atop schools or hospitals, removing their identification, await the inevitable Israeli response attack then putting back up the identifying signs to denounce Israel for killing innocent children or the sick.
The sobbing fathers of “dead” children hold elaborate funerals to immense publicity, only to have the “dead’ children reappear later. They are not embarrassed when the ruse is discovered; everything is fair during war.
Israel has invested heavily into defense systems and bomb shelters. While it’s true the US has assisted them, the Israeli’s have also heavily invested money, research and efforts, making defense a priority. The Palestinians have also received funding from several sources but have invested very little in civilian defense.
Hamas routinely broadcasts Sesame Street-type videos to small children depicting the Jews as evil-doers who will kill and suck the blood of any little Palestinian child who gets near their sworn enemy. They also have elaborate fake funerals of tiny Palestinian children who died while attacking the Jews. Their mothers are seen as deliriously happy and nothing would make them prouder than to see all their children die as martyrs for attacking the Jews. I have some of these television shows, which are shown to large audiences, bookmarked on my crashed computer. I’ll to retrieve them now that my dad is recovering nicely at home.
I condemn extremists and haters on both sides. It is just as reprehensible for 3 Jewish extremists to kidnap and murder a Palestinian teen as it was for 3 Hamas operatives to kidnap and kill 3 Israeli teens. The difference is the Palestinians celebrated their killers as heroes, partying in the streets as after 9/11, and refusing to investigate or arrest the Hamas killers. Israel treated the matter of the 1 murdered Palestinian as a matter of law, conducting an immediate investigation and national manhunt for the killers, now in jail.
Here’s some links. Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, on my blogroll, does an excellent job on Pallywood. Just go there and type “Pallywood” to search for other incidents.
Hamas has a drone? The one shot down was unarmed but this is disturbing. Pretty good for an impoverished David; wonder if this is a result of Iran hacking our downed drone. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/14/the-hamas-surprise-israel-knocked-out-of-the-sky-but-its-potential-as-a-weapon-is-frightening/
Here’s Pallywood in the past; did you fall for the hype of a 5-year-old boy arrested by the IDF for harmlessly throwing a little rock? http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/10/more-truth-about-palestinian-rock-throwing//#more
The link also provides proof of a video edited to look as though a Jewish driver targeted Palestinian kids by running over them. This video made the rounds a few years ago, it’s amazing how many people bought into it without question.
The Palestinians and global left don’t appreciate the truth. http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2014/07/fatahs-european-spokesman-admits-hamas.html
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Fatah’s spox in Europe, Jamal Nazzal, who urged Hamas to stop hiding in mosques & hospitals, is denounced by his faction as an “idiot.”