A recent Washington Post report on deteriorating conditions on Gaza relied on anti-Israel organizations. Worse still, The Post failed to place guilt where it belongs: with Hamas, the genocidal terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip.
It is common for anti-Israel academics and media commentators to claim that Israel "created" Hamas. Yet, as CAMERA highlighted in a Jerusalem Post op-ed, the terror group's origins predate the reestablishment of Israel. And the rise of Hamas is far more complex.
While hundreds of rockets were being launched from Gaza at Israelis, several Washington Post dispatches showcased what is wrong with the newspaper’s reporting on the Jewish state.
A series of Agence France-Presse photo captions erase the crimes of Bassam al-Sayeh, convicted for his role in the 2015 murders of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin. The captions, released in the wake of al-Sayeh's death, also ignore that he died from cancer, falsely implying that prison conditions were at fault.
PBS Newshour has once again grossly deceived its audience, with a propaganda piece that could have come directly from Hamas’ playbook. Coming more than a year after the start of the terror organization’s “Great March of Return,” the report twists those violent riots into an indictment of Israel’s military response.
The New York Times downplays Hamas war crimes, excusing its deadly rocket fire as an expression of "impatience" with Israeli bad behavior, suggesting it mistakenly kills Israeli civilians, and describing gunmen as mere demonstrators.
When political leaders talk of conversion therapy, killing Jews, or hanging gays, the New York Times seems to care less about the oppressed minorities and more about the nationality of the politicians.
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.