Israel is fighting two wars against Hamas and the Islamist terrorists dedicated to wiping the Jewish state off the map. There is the well-known war involving terrorist rockets, suicide bombers, and silent killers who assassinate entire Jewish families while they sleep. There is also the media war being waged in the biased world press to portray Israel as the ruthless killers of innocent Palestinian children. Typically, many of the incidents are faked, and now CNN is the latest major new service to be duped by the Hamas propaganda machine.
The world’s media outlets have assisted Hamas in their dirty work, running story after story without proper verification. They accuse the Israelis of slaughtering helpless Palestinians as part of supposed policy of extermination against the citizens of Gaza and the West Bank. Many of the Western sympathizers and supporters of the terrorists from Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and Fatah shout to the heavens that Zionists are the new Nazis and the state of Israel is creating an apartheid state for the Palestinians.
No one is denying that there have been unfortunate civilian casualties as a result of Israel’s response to the 12,000 rockets fired from Gaza on Israeli citizens. Hamas is proud of the fact they use civilians in Gaza as human shields, and they have even made videos boasting of children who run through the streets of Gaza at night, scouting ahead of the rocket brigades to spot Israeli troops.
Hamas has made great use of the occasional authentic civilians casualties, but, in order to fully embellish their propaganda war on Israel, they also faked many notorious incidents. The world still doesn’t know who really killed Muhammad al-Durrah, but years of investigation have proven that it is quite unlikely Israeli soldiers killed the child. Despite the grave doubts and the real possibility the boy was killed by Palestinian gunfire, two young Jewish soldiers were mutilated and lynched over the incident when they accidentally drove into Ramallah, and al-Durrah was mentioned by the terrorists who beheaded Jewish American journalist Daniel Pearl.
Now we are in the middle of Operation Pillar Of Defense ,and there have already been several new incidents of Hamas and other groups faking Palestinian casualties. In one incident, a severely wounded man is carried away to an ambulance, only to be filmed minutes later walking around completely healthy. Even more blatant was the photo of the dead boy posted on the Internet by Hamas as a casualty of Israel’s attacks. It turned out out the picture was taken in Syria a month earlier and the child was a victim of Syria’s civil war.
Trumping all other recent faked incidents is today’s report that indicates Hamas duped CNN into broadcasting footage of a young boy they claim was killed by Israel missiles, only to find out there were no Israeli raids on the day in question and the boy was killed by a misfired Hamas rocket. The death occurred while the Egyptian Prime Minister was in Gaza and Israel halted all military action to prevent even the slimmest chance of injuring the Egyptian leader.
In order to make the most of the situation, 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah’s corpse was carried out of the ambulance and tearfully kissed by Egyptian prime minister, Hisham Kandil. He was flanked by Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, who came out of hiding especially for the photo shoot and the boy’s hysterical family. The gruesome photograph was distributed to all of the world’s media along with the claim that the “Zionist Entity” was committing deliberate genocide on the Palestinians. Kandil denounced Israel in the name of the Muslim Brotherhood and promised that Egypt stood with the Palestinians.
“The boy, the martyr, whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about.”
Even the left leaning New York Times was suspicious, and, before long, the truth began to emerge. Experts from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, who visited the site on Saturday, said they believed the explosion was caused by a Palestinian rocket.
Even with all the mounting evidence, CNN’s Sara Sidner still made the claim in a widely televised video that the boy was killed by an Israeli airstrike. Despite overwhelming proof there were no air strikes on the day of his death, CNN has not retracted the story. The Telegraph finally reported the truth about the death of Mahmoud Sadallah. In the Telegraph‘s article, they mention that the child’s grieving mother acknowledges there were no air raid sirens when her son was killed and he may have been hit by a Hamas rocket.
“But there were signs on Saturday that not all the Palestinian casualties have been the result of Israeli air strikes. The highly publicized death of four-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah appeared to have been the result of a misfiring home-made rocket, not a bomb dropped by Israel.
“The child’s death on Friday figured prominently in media coverage after Hisham Kandil, the Egyptian prime minister, was filmed lifting his dead body out of an ambulance. “The boy, the martyr, whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about,” he said, before promising to defend the Palestinian people.
“But experts from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights who visited the site on Saturday said they believed that the explosion was caused by a Palestinian rocket.”
One well known Israeli blogger, The Elder Of Ziyon, published a realistic appraisal of the death of the unfortunate child at the hands of Hamas terrorists.
“Hamas and other terror groups were firing rockets throughout Friday morning while the IDF did not, plus the fact that over 100 rockets have fallen short in Gaza (both using past performance and IDF statistics as proof), and the fact that the shrapnel in the video matches almost exactly the shrapnel damage we have seen from rocket fire into Israel, and it is very clear: this child was killed by Gaza rocket fire, not by Israel.”
The myth of Israel deliberately committing genocide has been fostered and perpetuated by a shameless cadre of international journalists and media outlets, who have spent years damaging the stability of the world’s only Jewish state. They loudly proclaim the validity of the Palestinian cause without ever mentioning the fact that five million Palestinians are still living in refugee camps. They are there not because of Israel but because the 56 Islamic states have refused to grant citizenship to one single refugee, preferring to use them as a weapon to endlessly denounce the state of Israel.
Achieving peace in the Middle East is hard enough without the world’s media publishing fake casualty photos, fake videos, and misleading articles that only serve to irresponsibly inflame the already significant hatred of the Jewish people by the residents of Gaza and the West Bank. If the media truly wants peace in the Middle East, they must stop the lies, stop publishing atrocious false accusations against Israel, and start to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.