News the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are to form a unity government calls for reminders about who Hamas is and why it is deemed a terrorist group.
Hamas' targeting of Jewish civilians is part and parcel of its mission — as set out in its governing Covenant or Charter — to "fight the Jews and kill them and to replace Israel with an Islamic state. According to the Charter, any type of peace negotiation and diplomatic end to the conflict "stand in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement."
Are Hamas supporters chanting "from the river to the sea" misrepresenting Hamas' goal? Not at all. AFP corrects after ludicrously reporting that Yahya Sinwar's "dream" is a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
The press has helped Hamas by playing into its narrative. Post columnists like Ishaan Tharoor and Karen Attiah have accused the Jewish state of genocide while actively obfuscating Israel's efforts to limit civilian casualties and Hamas's efforts to encourage them. As CAMERA tells the Washington Times, Hamas wants their human shields. And too many in the press want to shield Hamas.
Voice of America, the taxpayer-funded and U.S.-operated news network, is refusing to call Hamas “terrorists,” claiming that neutral language should be used. But as CAMERA tells The Federalist, VOA should heed Elie Wiesel's advice: “Neutrality helps the oppressor.”
AP continues to treat Hamas as more credible than Israel, failing to label the terror group’s claims as unverifiable even as it cautions against "unverifiable" video evidence of hostages and tunnels in Shifa exposing Hamas' lies.
The wire service is pushing a story whose headline and lede suggest, without a hint of proof, that Israel planted evidence of weapons and tunnels at the Shifa hospital. “Doctor says Israeli forces 'found nothing,'" the headline in part reads.
The Committee to Protect Journalists falsifies that Israeli journalists murdered by Hamas while sheltering at home or enjoying themselves at a dance party were killed by a "political party" while on "dangerous assignment."
The Associated Press disregarded CAMERA's warnings about freelancer's extremism. Now, read his tweets on October 7 to grasp the implications.
Both common sense and experience should tell journalists not to trust Hamas, a genocidal U.S.-designated terrorist group that uses human shields. Both journalists and policymakers, including the U.S. Secretary of State, have warned not to do so. But the Washington Post is advocating for trusting the terror organization.
Five times in the last week AP cautioned readers that information concerning the Israel-Hamas war "could not be independently verifed." All five times that information originated with Israel, not Hamas. AP treats the terror organization as more credible than Israel.
Hamas has a new strategy: human sacrifice. As one former Pentagon official has noted, it is innovative in the worst way. And as CAMERA tells the Washington Times, the terrorist group is counting on the media to help.