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."
In a striking double standard, AFP finds private Israeli citizens calling for "Death to Arab" newsworthy, but not official and repeated government Hamas praise for "the heroic Beersheba operation."
The Ramadan jihad of 2021 was a violent campaign that was planned well before Ramadan and evolved into a full Hamas war with Israel that extended beyond the period of Ramadan. That war, in turn, became a tool to demonize Israel in the latest round of a hostile propaganda campaign whose goal is the delegitimization and eradication of the Jewish State.
At the Philadelphia Inquirer, the forecast for Hamas is always sunny, all problems can be attributed to the Jewish state, and Palestinian leaders are completely without independent agency. Such paternalistic thinking is a staple at the Philadelphia newspaper, CAMERA tells JNS
Bloomberg reverses cause and effect by telling readers that Hamas suicide bombings and rocket attacks were a response to Israel's attempts to stop Hamas suicide bombings and rocket attacks.
This week, both Hamas in Gaza and Fatah's Tanzim in the West Bank benefit from what is apparently AFP's equal opportunity tilt in the service of terror groups.
The death today of Osama Dueij, fatally wounded during violent clashes at the Israel-Gaza border, made big news. His status as a fighter belonging to Hamas' military wing, a designated terror group, made less news.
Photographer Peter Van Agtmael minimizes the effect of the fighting in May on Israelis while portraying Palestinians exclusively as victims.
Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, is making inroads in the West Bank. The genocidal terrorist organization is looking to supplant, Fatah, the movement that controls the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority, and is gaining in popularity. Yet, as CAMERA noted in the Washington Examiner, too many press and policymakers are seemingly oblivious.
Amira Hass solely blames Israeli restrictions for a shortage of water pipes in the Gaza Strip, and falsely credits the Gaza authorities with "major efforts" to improve the infrastructure. She conveniently overlooks the well-reported fact that Hamas digs up vast quantities of water pipes and converts them into rockets.
Much of the coverage and commentary surrounding the fighting in May between Hamas and Israel has focused on numbers, especially the much larger number of Palestinians than Israelis killed. But many Hamas rockets fell short and exploded in Gaza, causing an estimated 36% of the Palestinian deaths in the fighting.