If the public’s distrust of mainstream media reporting couldn’t get any worse, it just did after reports about Hamas in Gaza.
Monday’s coverage of Israel’s 70th birthday as a nation and the opening of the new American embassy was juxtaposed by images from the border of Israel and Gaza. The media was quick to show images of Israeli Defense Forces shooting tear gas across the border as thousands of supposed Palestinians tried to breach the border. Images included the injured being carried away, the dead laying on the ground and bloodied face.
When you're a dead Palestinian martyr but your nose keeps itching pic.twitter.com/WUh60xq7t5
— p4z (@_p4z_) May 16, 2018
Now, a Hamas official may have inadvertently blown the cover on the media’s bias in the reporting. The official says in an interview that 50 of the Gazans killed in Monday’s clashes with Israeli troops were members of the terror group. If you didn’t know, Hamas (which gained control of Gaza in a bloody coup) is considered a terrorist organization.
Its spokeman Salah Bardawil, says of the “62 people martyred, 50 were Hamas.” Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry earlier reported 60 Gazans were killed in the clashes. That number of 62 was given to media outlets which then reported it was 62 ordinary citizens. Not true.
IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus shares the interview on Twitter, pointing to it as proof that the so-called peaceful protests were orchestrated by the terror group.
Senior Hamas official sets the record straight on who was killed in last Hamas-orchestrated riots: "50 of the 62 martyrs were Hamas". Take his word for it. This was no peaceful protest. pic.twitter.com/oop2y3oWrB
— Jonathan Conricus (@LTCJonathan) May 16, 2018
“Take his word for it. This was no peaceful protest,” Conricus writes.
Israel earlier said 24 of those killed were members of terror groups, most of them from Hamas. On Tuesday, Hamas named 10 people from the group who were killed in the fighting.
If you want a good laugh, you can also Google the words Gaza actors or Palestinian actors. The videos show everything from a man pretending to be on crutches running away and a dead man scratching himself as he lay under a coroners sheet.
Of course, you won’t see those on CNN or CBS news.