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."
A story in today’s New York Times refers to Hamas rocket fire into Israel and its imprisonment of two Israelis. But reporter David Halbfinger avoids telling readers that these are both violations of international law.
By credulously accepting Hamas's account and dismissing Israel's, ThinkProgress is in effect protecting the Palestinian terrorists who killed the young Gazan Sena Abu Arar and blaming Israel for the death of a child it did not kill.
Media reporting on Gaza has missed a crucial element: the extraordinary steps that the Israeli Defense Forces took to minimize casualties. The IDF's innovative methods and selective targeting is a story unto itself.
One day after the Israeli army blamed exploded Palestinian ordinance as responsible for the death of the Abu Arar baby and her aunt, Haaretz's English print edition carried only Hamas' side of the story. The Hebrew print edition, in contrast, reported the army's denial at length.
"Resistance." "Stray rockets." "Palestinian impatience." Another day, another example of the New York Times soft-gloving anti-Israel terror groups.
Deutsche Welle's report on an Israeli airstrike which hit the Gaza offices of a Turkish news agency failed to note that the targets were Hamas offices housed in the same building. CAMERA called on the German outlet to include the information, and editors commendably did so.
Many journalists evidence a double standard when covering terrorism. Those groups whose primary target is Israel, such as Hezbollah and Hamas, are more likely to be treated uncritically.
In a 4700-word story about a Palestinian medic killed in Gaza border violence, there is no mention of the thousand Hamas rockets fired into Israel in 2018 and Israeli families sleeping in shelters. There is no mention of Hamas chieftains leading chants of "Death to Israel."
Following contact from CAMERA, The Hill quickly and commendably changed its breaking news headline on the firing of Hamas apologist and former CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill.
An AFP infographic grossly minimizes the impact of Palestinian attacks on Israel while at the same time emphasizing the impact of Israel's military response on Gaza.