New York Times Reporters Act as Hamas Stenographers, Forget to Omit ‘Israeli Occupation Forces’

The masks slipped for New York Times reporters-cum-Hamas stenographers Raja Abdulrahim and Iyad Ibuheweila this week when they absently neglected to tone down Hamas’ preferred language before passing off the terror organization’s talking points as original reporting. 

A screenshot of the Times text parroting Hamas’ language before the deletion of the reference to the Israeli military as “occupation forces”

In their Dec. 16 item, “Israeli forces withdraw after besieging Gaza hospital, leaving behind bodies and destruction,” Raja Abdulrahim and Iyad Abuheweila wrote: “For a week the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia was surrounded and raided by Israeli occupation forces, who destroyed the southern part of the hospital, according to the health ministry.” (Emphasis added.)

Combat gear uncovered by IDF forces at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Jabaliya (Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)

The Israeli military defended its actions, saying the hospital was being used by Hamas as a command and control center.

Some 80 fighters, some of whom Israel said took part in the Oct. 7 attack, were detained and numerous weapons were located, said a statement by the Israel military. The statement said that hospital workers “confessed” that incubators for premature babies were being used to store weapons.

The Israeli military’s claims could not be independently verified. [Emphases added.]

But the Israeli military’s supposedly unverifiable claims were not confined to a “statement.” The IDF also released video footage showing arrested Hamas fighters surrendering their weapons outside the hospital.

In addition, the IDF released footage of the weapons found in incubators.


“This is a big crime here inside Kamal Adwan Hospital,” said a local journalist, Anas Al-Sharif posted a video on social media of the rubble at the scene. “Dozens of bodies, the bulldozer rolled over them and left,” he said in the video he posted.

As his camera panned across the rubble, flies could be seen buzzing above the upturned earth and rubble.

And it’s not as if “local journalist” Anas Al-Sharif, who works for Al Jazeera, is a non-partisan source to be taken on his word regarding these matters.

Al-Sharif has not been shy about expressing his support for Hamas.

Here he is celebrating the November 2021 murder of Israeli-South African Eli Kay:

Or, as Hamas stenographers writing for The New York Times would put it, Israeli o̶c̶c̶u̶p̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ forces issued a statement which could not be independently verified claiming that Al-Kahlot admitted his hospital was a hub for Hamas.


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